Documenting software architecture, Part 1, What software architecture is, and why it's important to document it

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Tilak Mitra

Date archived: November 8, 2016 | First published: April 15, 2008

Software architecture has increasingly become important for the development of complex real-time systems. In this new series, learn why and how you should document software architecture. You will learn about the five different views, or aspects, that you should document for any medium- to large-scale software development project. This first article in the series introduces software architecture and the importance of documentation. You'll also get an overview of the architecture views that will be covered in upcoming articles.

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