Software Architecture is the representation of the program that helps to understand how the software will behave. It serves as a guide for the design and the implementation teams. And is the first line of the system’s quality, such as performance, modifiability, and security. None of these could be done without an architectural vision.
By building effective architecture, you can identify design risks and mitigate them early in the development process. It also gives an approach of the final design.
Like any other complex structure, software should be done on a solid foundation. Any failure in the future could result a risk for the application.
The most important part of it, is to always consider three things: The User, The System & The Business.
Finding a valance between the desire and specifications of each will result on a good architecture, and this will lead on a great application.
But unfortunately there are major problems that are hard to decode. That’s why we always need to think about this major concerns:
- How will the users be using the application?
- How will the application be deployed into production and managed?
- What are the quality attribute requirements for the application, such as security, performance, concurrency, internationalization, and configuration?
- How can the application be designed to be flexible and maintainable over time?
- What are the architectural trends that might impact your application now or after it has been deployed?
The goal of architecture is to identify the things that affect the structure and functionality of the application. Good architecture reduces the business risks associated with building a technical solution.
The architecture is important in everything, and when talking about software, it’s the base for a good one; you don’t want the users to be mad at you.