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

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14. Quality Attribute Modeling and Analysis

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. . . Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

—Prince Gautama Siddhartha

In Chapter 2 we listed thirteen reasons why architecture is important, worth studying, and worth practicing. Reason 6 is that the analysis of an architecture enables early prediction of a system’s qualities. This is an extraordinarily powerful reason! Without it, we would be ...

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