Exploring our space—partly science, partly art—is always a fascinating and complex task. We could take the contextual approach and address a context-specific subject or we could take the introspective approach of analyzing the role that we play. Yet we could take a third approach that is neither context-specific nor introspective, when we review what we produce.

 

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Issue 23 – March 2010
 
 
Architecture Modeling and Processes
Dear Architect,
Exploring our space—partly science, partly art—is always a fascinating and complex task. We could take the contextual approach and address a context-specific subject, as we did recently ( BI, SOA, and so on), or we could take… [Read the foreword]

Contents

Keeping Architectures Relevant: Using Domain-Driven Design and Emergent Architecture to Manage Complexity and Enable Change
Sound advice on how to keep architecture relevant, and not forgotten, after a solution's implementation.

Multiple-Context Systems: A New Frontier in Architecture
Identification and illustration of the implications and trade-offs of adaptable solutions for different deployment contexts.

Evaluating Application Architecture, Quantitatively
An explanation of ways to confirm that a given approach meets specific criteria before going to the next level.

UML or DSL: Which Bear Is Best?
An exploration of the pros and cons of both UML and DSLs showing that they can eventually be combined.

Software Architecture in the Agile Life Cycle
A set of techniques and practices for leveraging the agile approach to software architecture.

Modeling in an Agile Context
An illustration of how to help the architecture emerge as a consequence of an agile process, instead of a big design up front.

Driving Efficiency and Innovation by Consistently Managing Complexity and Change
A detailed description of the four pillars of holistic enterprise architecture that will help ensure success.

Videos
Don’t forget to review the 10-minute videos that we’ve made as companion material.


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