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Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyond, Second Edition by Judith Stafford, Robert Nord, Paulo Merson, Reed Little, James Ivers, David Garlan, Len Bass, Felix Bachmann, Paul Clements

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9. Choosing the Views

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As we have seen, a large part of designing the architecture for a system consists of choosing and designing software structures, often as described in terms of architecture styles. Choosing, for example, a service-oriented style for your system means putting a service-oriented structure in place and populating it with services and their interconnections. To the extent that you write down that structure, and the interfaces and behavior of the elements, you’ve created a view of your architecture, because a view is a representation of a structure.

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