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Practical Software Architecture: Moving from System Context to Deployment by Tilak Mitra

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Chapter 4. The System Context

My context: my conscious mind, connecting me with the multiverse.

In the first chapter, which introduced the case study, I stated that setting the context is key; it helps bring focus to the task at hand. Metaphorically speaking, it is critical that any IT System knows its surroundings, particularly the systems and users with which it is expected to interact in its daily life and the specific languages it needs to speak to communicate effectively and to exchange relevant information with the external systems.

In tech speak, establishing the context in which an application or system will be developed is an important early step toward gaining a good understanding of the interaction and relationships that the evolving ...

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