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  • Towards an Agile Software Architecture

    by Boyan Mihaylov on  Dec 28, 2015 11

    Boyan Mihaylov covers his experience when working with both traditional waterfall software architectures and agile ones. He depicts the similarities and differences between these with a focus on three areas: the specifics of the software architect role, the timespan of the software architecture, and the output of the software architecture.

  • UED: The Unified Execution Diagram

    by Carlo van Asma & Pascal Wolkotte on  Oct 18, 2015 4

    Today’s software applications have a lot of concurrent tasks that are distributed over multiple threads, processes, processors and PCs. This article introduces a visual modeling technique to describe and specify the application’s execution architecture. Within Philips Healthcare the Unified Execution Diagram has proven to be very useful for designing and documenting the execution architecture.

  • Architectural Refactoring: A Task-Centric View on Software Evolution

    by Olaf Zimmermann on  Jul 04, 2015

    In this article, author discusses Architectural Refactoring (AR) techniques to improve the quality attributes without changing the system's scope and functionality. He also provides a TaskCentric Template and Architectural Refactoring Catalog.

Non-functional Requirements in Architectural Decision Making

Posted by David Ameller, Claudia Ayala, Jordi Cabot, Xavier Franch on  Jan 17, 2014

In this article, authors present an empirical study about the software architecture practices for managing non-functional requirements and decision making in software development processes. 2

Meet Elaine: A Persona- Driven Approach to Exploring Architecturally Significant Requirements

Posted by Jane Cleland-Huang on  Dec 15, 2013

This article shares a simple technique used to address problems such as a system’s intended functionality but also qualities such as performance, reliability, portability, and availability.

Interview: Software Systems Architecture: Working With Stakeholders Using Viewpoints and Perspectives

Posted by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Feb 07, 2012

InfoQ spoke to the authors of Software Systems Architecture on a couple of new topics, the System Context viewpoint and Agile, which have been added to the second edition. 1

Interview and Book Review: Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyond, 2nd Edition

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 01, 2011

InfoQ spoke with Paulo Merson, co-author of Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyond book, on software architecture documentation and how it can help the design of software applications.

Interview and Book Excerpt: George Fairbanks’ Just Enough Software Architecture

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 23, 2010

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

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