Capturing and using design rationale is becoming a hot topic for software architects, as architectural design decisions are now considered first class entities that should be recorded and documented explicitly. Capturing such architecture knowledge has been underestimated for several years as architects have been only focused on documenting their… (More)
This paper describes the ADDSS tool which enables capturing and documenting architectural design decisions in order to avoid knowledge vaporization.
Architectural Knowledge Management (AKM) has been an active research area in the last decade; the importance of making the right architectural decisions -- and making these at the right time -- has been recognized by the contemporary software engineering practices. Several AKM meta-models, templates and tools have been proposed and applied in practice to… (More)