Wednesday, July 18, 2012

5' on IT-Architecture: root concepts explained by the pioneers of software architecture

The last couple of weeks I am working on a new software architecture course specifically for the insurance and financial sector. During the preparations I was reading many of the most cited articles on software architecture. The concepts described in these articles are so fundamental (and still up-to-date) that every architect really should know about them. I have enjoyed reading such "old" stuff. I first read most of the cited articles during my studies at university in the mid 90s. It is surprising to realize that, the longer you're in this business, the more you agree to the ideas explained - in articles that were written 40 years ago! I've decided to qoute the original text passages - may be I thought it would be overbearing to explain it in my own words ;-) I hope you enjoy reading these text passages from the pioneers of software architecture.