Plug-in architecture


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Plug-in architecture

(1964–1970)
A new type of architecture proposed by the English group Archigram. It consisted of a basic structure to contain transportation and communication services and a series of separate units—domestic environments, shops, and leisure activities—that are plugged into a central module.
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"Now, thanks to our open plug-in architecture, users can access an entire industry's worth of imaging expertise without ever leaving Aperture."
As Ninja's plug-in architecture was designed with flexibility and extendibility in mind, Ninja's security functionality will broaden in the future to include automatic disclaimers, content filtering, content auditing, archiving and more.
According to AGP Micro the design of the xState Developer allows it to check for deterministic properties and its plug-in architecture enables a multi vendor tool chain for software development.