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Agile Software Architecture by Ivan Mistrik, Alan W. Brown, Muhammad Ali Babar

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Chapter 14

Opportunities, Threats, and Limitations of Emergent Architecture

Uwe Friedrichsen,    Codecentric AG, Solingen, Germany

Abstract

Many discussions in the agile community circle around emergent architecture. The idea is that explicit architectural work is not needed anymore besides an initial architectural vision. Instead, the architecture would emerge from a cycle of implementation and refactoring guided by a few design principles, and this approach would automatically lead to the smallest architecture possible. This chapter shows that this proposition is only partially correct. Starting with the activities and objectives of architectural work, it shows that emergent architecture is providing a valuable alternative to conventional ...

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