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Beyond Software Architecture: Creating and Sustaining Winning Solutions by Luke Hohmann

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Chapter 1. Software Architecture

The foundation of a winning solution lies in the architecture that creates and sustains it. This chapter defines software architecture and examines how architectures are created and evolve through use. Along the way I'll discuss the role of architectural patterns, timeless principles of design, various motivations that shape the architecture, and conclude with a discussion of the interrelationship that exists between the architecture and the team that creates and sustains it.

Defining Software Architecture

Software architecture is a complex topic. Because of its complexity, our profession has produced a variety of definitions, each more or less useful depending on your point of view. Here is a definition from ...

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