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Software Architecture in Practice, Second Edition by Paul Clements, Len Bass, Rick Kazman

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Chapter 10. Reconstructing Software Architectures

with Jeromy Carrière, Liam O'Brien, and Chris Verhoef

Note: Jeromy Carrière is an associate at Microsoft; Liam O'Brien is a member of the SEI team; Chris Verhoef is employed by Free University in Amsterdam.

One veil hangs over past, present, and future, and it is the province of the historian to find out, not what was, but what is.

—Henry David Thoreau

10.1 Introduction

Throughout this book we have treated architecture as something largely under your control and shown how to make architectural decisions (and, as we will see in Part Three, how to analyze those decisions) to achieve the goals and requirements in place for a system under development. But there is another side to the picture. ...

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