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Performance as an Architectural Concern (Part 2)

This article is part of a series that provides practical advice and guidance on how to leverage the Continuous Architecture approach. All these articles, including the first article on performance, are available on the “Continuous Architecture in Practice” blog. “Performance Part 1” provides a definition of performance, discussing its importance, its relationship with other quality … Continue reading Performance as an Architectural Concern (Part 2)

Performance as an Architectural Concern (Part 1)

This article is part of a series that provides practical advice and guidance on how to leverage the Continuous Architecture approach. We will start by discussing performance by providing a definition of it, discussing its importance, exploring its relationship with other quality attributes and discussing the architectural forces affecting it. Performance in the Architectural Context … Continue reading Performance as an Architectural Concern (Part 1)

Scalability as an Architectural Concern (Part 3)

This article is part of a series that provides practical advice and guidance on how to leverage the Continuous Architecture (CA) approach. “Scalability Part 1” provides a definition of scalability, discusses its importance, its relationship with other quality attributes and the forces affecting it. Part 2 covers what has changed, the types of scalability, and … Continue reading Scalability as an Architectural Concern (Part 3)

Scalability as an Architectural Concern (Part 2)

This article is part of a series that provides practical advice and guidance on how to leverage the Continuous Architecture approach. These articles are available on the “Continuous Architecture in Practice” website at https://continuousarchitecture.com/blog/). The first article, “Scalability Part 1[1],” started discussing scalability, by providing a definition, discussing its importance, its relationship with other quality … Continue reading Scalability as an Architectural Concern (Part 2)

Scalability as an Architectural Concern (Part 1)

This article is part of a series (authored by Murat Erder, Eoin Woods and me) that provides practical advice and guidance on how to leverage the Continuous Architecture approach. Today, we’ll start discussing scalability, by providing a definition, discussing its importance, its relationship with other quality attributes and the forces affecting it. Scalability as a … Continue reading Scalability as an Architectural Concern (Part 1)

Architectural Tactics

This article is the fifth one in a series that provides practical advice and guidance on how to leverage the Continuous Architecture approach. Today, we’ll discuss a key tool from the Continuous Architecture Toolbox: Architectural Tactics. Quality Attributes and Architectural Tactics Functional requirements are usually well documented and carefully reviewed by the business stakeholders, whereas … Continue reading Architectural Tactics

Essential Activities of Software Architecture

This article is the fourth one in a series that provides practical advice and guidance on how to leverage the Continuous Architecture approach. Today, we’ll discuss the essential activities of architecture, which together with the principles and tools, are a key component of the Continuous Architecture approach (see our “Revisiting Continuous Architecture” article). In the … Continue reading Essential Activities of Software Architecture

Dimensions of Continuous Architecture

This article is the third one in a series that provides practical advice and guidance on how to leverage the Continuous Architecture approach. Today, we’ll discuss two dimensions of Continuous Architecture, specifically speed of software delivery and scale. As discussed in our first post “Revisiting Continuous Architecture[1]”, our objective is not to define a detailed … Continue reading Dimensions of Continuous Architecture

The Benefits of Continuous Architecture

This article is the second one in a series that provides practical advice and guidance on how to leverage the Continuous Architecture approach. Today, we’ll discuss some of its benefits. The Cost-Time-Quality Triangle The cost–quality–time triangle is a well-known project management aid, which captures the fundamental constraints of any project: The basic premise is that … Continue reading The Benefits of Continuous Architecture

Revisiting Continuous Architecture

Back in 2016, we published a book called “Continuous Architecture” introducing a new architectural approach that enables Continuous Delivery and can be leveraged in practice to deliver software-intensive systems rapidly, in a sustainable way and with high quality. While it is accepted that there is less value in defining up-front architecture today, systems still must … Continue reading Revisiting Continuous Architecture