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Software Architecture: Foundations, Theory, and PracticeWelcome to the authors’ homepage for Software Architecture: Foundations, Theory, and Practice!

Why is the World Wide Web so successful? What has enabled it to scale across millions of servers and untold users?  How can a company leverage its corporate knowledge to produce economically a family of software products that dominate a market segment?  At the core of the answers to these questions is software architecture, the set of principal design decisions made about a system.

We reject the notion that software architecture is just another name for “high level design” or the components-and-connectors view of a system. Rather, architecture is a discipline, rooted in design, that persists throughout a system’s entire lifecycle. Our book examines architecture from this holistic perspective, showing how architecture affects a software system from the earliest phases of design through its deployment and maintenance.

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–Dick, Neno, and Eric