In this chapter, we learned about software architecture. We saw the different aspects of software architecture, and learned that every architecture comprises a system, which has a structure working in an environment for its stakeholders. We briefly looked at how software architecture differs from software design.
We went on to look at various characteristics of software architecture such as how a software architecture defines a structure, picks a core set of elements, and connects stakeholders.
We then addressed the important question of the importance of software architecture to an organization, and why it is a good idea to have a formal software architecture defined for your software systems.
The distinction of different roles of architects ...