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Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyond, Second Edition by Judith Stafford, Robert Nord, Paulo Merson, Reed Little, James Ivers, David Garlan, Len Bass, Felix Bachmann, Paul Clements

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Foreword to the First Edition

Ten years ago, I was brought in to lead the architecture team of a new and rather ambitious command-and-control system. After some rocky beginnings, the architectural design work started to proceed full speed, and the architects were finally forging ahead, inventing and resolving and designing and trying, almost in a euphoric state. We had many brainstorming sessions, filling whiteboards with design fragments and notebooks with scribblings; various prototypes validated or invalidated our reasoning. As the development team grew in size, the architects had to explain the principles of the nascent architecture to a wider and wider audience, consisting of not only new developers but also many parties external to the ...

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