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Design It! by Michael Keeling

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Show the Architecture from Different Views

It’s impossible to capture every interesting detail about the architecture in a single picture. Instead of trying to put everything into a single diagram, we’ll create multiple views of the architecture. A view is a story about the architecture told from the perspective of a particular stakeholder or set of related concerns.

Think about how we use a mapping application like Google Maps to plan a road trip. Zoom in and we can see city streets. Zoom out and whole cities become just dots along interstate highways. Apply an overlay and we can see real-time traffic or weather. We can even swap maps of streets for satellite images or topography. Some applications offer street-level perspectives, which allow ...

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