You can't rely on your knowledge of patterns alone to architect

Design patterns are used for solving a specific known (routine) problems using a prescribed approach. For architects the patterns are the building blocks of the systems we create. An architects needs to have a working knowledge of a diverse library of patterns spawning various levels of granularity and applicability relevant to his or her domain.

It's important to note that all patterns fit somewhere on the spectrum of design decisions. All patterns can either be refined by lower granularity design patterns or rolled-up into larger patterns. However there are exceptions to these rules impacted by strategic vision and availability of resources (constraints). This is what makes architecting fun.

Constantin K.
Firebrand Architect®


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