3.2. Doing Software Wrong

After many years of brutal lessons learned, enterprise software development is moving out of the heroic programming dark ages and into an industrial-strength architecture revolution. The key is architecture-centered development, and most software experts agree that for complex systems nothing else works.

In this chapter we will explain the architecture-centered development process in some detail. But first, let's see why this software revolution is an inevitable necessity in enterprise development organizations.

This Old Software

To be successful, software must create an on-screen illusion that appears to meet end-user needs. But this illusion is temporary. In enterprise development, the internal structure of the software ...

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