The Irrelevance of Architecture

  title={The Irrelevance of Architecture},
  author={Grady Booch},
  journal={IEEE Software},
The architecture of a software-intensive system is largely irrelevant to its end users. Far more important to these stakeholders is the system's behavior, exhibited by raw, naked, running code. Most interesting system tests should be based on the use cases that are identified incrementally over the system's life cycle, the same use cases that the system's architects used to guide their design decisions. Testers can conduct other system tests only after the system's architecture is crisp. Just… CONTINUE READING

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