Thursday, September 13, 2007

Beyond Software Architecture - quick read

A dated (2004) yet applicable interview with Luke Hohmann, author of Beyond Software Architecture: Creating and Sustaining Winning Solutions (Addison-Wesley, 2003).

Make this a quick read - Luke Hohmann provides interesting views on the human points of software architecture with respect to building enterprise software with agile methodologies in mind.

Some notable points:
- In the beginning architecture should be complete, but it’s OK for it to be immature. This is exactly what Fred Brook’s identified in his 1975 masterpiece “The Mythical Man-Month” (p. 94) when he identified the concept of conceptual integrity as the most important consideration in system design.
- Software architecture is a communication medium

Part 1, Part2, Part 3.

Constantin K.

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