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As software is required to operate continuously in changing and uncertain environments, adaptability needs to be considered as a key issue, along with other more traditional software qualities

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Interestingly, all architecture must exhibit adaptability for the rest of the quality attributes to be relevant. If you cannot change your architecture, then you have bigger problems.