Software architects must create designs that can endure throughout software evolution. In this article, based on a research study the authors discuss the criteria that can help architects assess architectural design decisions’ sustainability. They describe the challenges to achieving sustainable decisions, criteria for such decisions, solutions they tried, and lessons learned.
Performance is one of the most critical attributes for enterprise applications. Even though not mentioned explicitly, properties such as response time or throughput are key issues that decide about user acceptance.Leonid Grinshpan, PhD and Consulting Director at Oracle Corporation, has dedicated his book "Solving Enterprise Applications Performance Puzzles" to this topic.
Testing is an important means to obtain information about implementations. Likewise, code reviews help to keep the code quality high. What is very common for code, gets sometimes neglected for software architecture. But how can a project team test the architecture itself? Software architecture assessment represents an effective approach for introspecting and assessing software design.
Just Enough Software Architecture book, by author George Fairbanks, focuses on a risk-driven approach to software architecture development. InfoQ spoke with George about the book and his thesis. 6