What Exactly Is Software Architecture?

That thing many talk about but only a few actually do

Caio Andrade
Jul 10 · 6 min read
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A library’s architecture doesn’t define how the books are going to be organized
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Code decaying over time

This is normal. It happens since the beginning of a project and it will keep happening until the end. Software is soft because it was made to be changed. Refactored. Experimented. Adjusted. Corrected. Incremented.

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Automated tests to measure the impact of change
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When one change causes others

Architectures are ways to isolate our code from external factors, so we have the freedom to model and remodel the solution to a problem in the way we understand to be the best at the moment. And then remodel it again. And again.

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Once the library’s architecture is ready, we can organize the books as we please

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Caio Andrade

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Software Craftsman — Engineering Lead @ Mercos

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