6.1 Architectural design decisions

Architectural design is a creative process in which you design a system organization that will satisfy the functional and non-functional requirements of a system. There is no formulaic architectural design process. It depends on the type of system being developed, the background and experience of the system architect, and the specific requirements for the system. Consequently, I think it is best to consider architectural design as a series of decisions to be made rather than a sequence of activities.

During the architectural design process, system architects have to make a number of structural decisions that profoundly affect the system and its development process. Based on their knowledge and experience, they ...

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