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Designing Software Architectures: A Practical Approach by Rick Kazman, Humberto Cervantes

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7. Other Design Methods

Over the past two decades, a number of architecture design methods have been proposed and documented. In this chapter we briefly present some of the most well-known methods, which we then relate and compare to ADD. We begin with a “general model” of architecture design, then briefly present five other design methods. We conclude the chapter with a discussion of how ADD differs from these other methods.

7.1 A General Model of Software Architecture Design

In their paper “A General Model of Software Architecture Design Derived from Five Industrial Approaches”, Hofmeister and her colleagues compared five industrial software architecture design methods and extracted from their commonalities a generic software architecture ...

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