The supportive effect of patterns in architecture decision recovery - A controlled experiment

@article{Heesch2012TheSE,
  title={The supportive effect of patterns in architecture decision recovery - A controlled experiment},
  author={Uwe van Heesch and Paris Avgeriou and Uwe Zdun and Neil B. Harrison},
  journal={Sci. Comput. Program.},
  year={2012},
  volume={77},
  pages={551-576}
}
The documentation of software architectural design decisions is important to help people understand the system and the rationale behind architectural solutions. In practice, the documentation of such decisions is regularly done after the fact, or skipped completely. To support software maintenance and evolution, the decisions have to be recovered and… CONTINUE READING