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Code Craft by Pete Goodliffe

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In a Nutshell

The Roman architect Vitruvius made a timeless statement of what constitutes good architectural design: strength (firmitas), utility (utilitas), and beauty (venustas). (Vitruvius) This holds true forour software architectures. Without a well-defined, well-communicated architecture, a software project will lack a cohesive internal structure. It will become brittle, unstable, and ugly. Eventually, it will reach a breaking point.

All this talk of pasta has made me hungry. I'm off to build a seven-layer reference trifle. . . .

Good programmers . . .

Bad programmers . . .

  • Understand their software architecture and write new code within it

  • Can apply the appropriate architecture to each design scenario

  • Create simple architectures that are ...

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