Creating the Foundation for Robust Architecture


This article discusses the role of principles in developing an architecture, whether it is a reference architecture, an application architecture, or one of the other architecture types. Architecture is a complex effort that must balance the needs of the business with the reality of how technology can support it. Architecture can be defined as the:

Overall design or structure of a computer system, including the hardware and software required to run it
Discipline surrounding the principles of design, construction, and ornamentation of IT systems
Art and discipline of creating an actual, or implied, plan of any complex object or system

Principles are fundamental to making decisions related to the design and construction of the architected system. Principles also address the acceptance and governing of IT architecture decisions. This article examines the impact of principles on the architecture.

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