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  • Architecture & Design Follow 798 Followers

    Driving Architectural Simplicity - The Value, Challenge, and Practice of Simple Solutions

    by Brandon Bryson Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 17, 2017 6

    Simple architectures are the most efficient and, subsequently, successful over their lifetime. Achieving simplicity is hard and requires continuous dedication. As an industry, we need to focus more on the system quality of architectural simplicity.

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    The Art of Crafting Architectural Diagrams

    by Ionut Balosin Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 04, 2017 5

    Architectural diagrams can be useful tools for documenting and communicating the design of a system. They must be self descriptive, consistent, accurate enough and connected to the code. Applying some guidelines can ensure the diagrams are useful to a variety of stakeholders.

  • Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

    Towards an Agile Software Architecture

    by Boyan Mihaylov Follow 0 Followers 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.

Architecture & Design Follow 798 Followers

UED: The Unified Execution Diagram

Posted by Carlo van Asma Follow 0 Followers , Pascal Wolkotte Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 18, 2015

This article introduces a visual modeling technique to describe and specify the application’s execution architecture, and explores the usage within Philips Healthcare. 4

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Architectural Refactoring: A Task-Centric View on Software Evolution

Posted by Olaf Zimmermann Follow 0 Followers 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.

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Non-functional Requirements in Architectural Decision Making

Posted by David Ameller Follow 0 Followers , Claudia Ayala Follow 0 Followers , Jordi Cabot Follow 0 Followers , Xavier Franch Follow 0 Followers 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

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

Posted by Jane Cleland-Huang Follow 0 Followers 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.

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

Posted by Jeevak Kasarkod Follow 2 Followers 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

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

Posted by Srini Penchikala Follow 15 Followers 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.

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

Posted by Srini Penchikala Follow 15 Followers 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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