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Software Fortresses: Modeling Enterprise Architectures by Janet Van Sickler, Roger Sessions

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15.4. Ten Controversial Ideas within the Software Fortress Model

As I write this, the basic ideas of the software fortress model have been presented in person to thousands of managers, architects, and developers and in writing to tens of thousands more. The acceptance of the model is enthusiastic. However, I have noticed that certain questions, uncertainties, and controversies seem to pop up over and over. This is probably a good place to deal with them. Here are the most common ten:

  1. Performance doesn't count. I have stated in this book several times that performance doesn't count. I have made this statement in two contexts: (1) drawbridge performance and (2) overall fortress performance.

    In the context of drawbridges, the cost of transporting ...

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