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DESIGNING AN ARCHITECTURE FOR A SOFTWARE SYSTEM

1 INTRODUCTION

The primary objective of this document is to provide a standard format for the designing of architecture for any software.

The first step in the Software development lifecycle is always requirement gathering as without that it is not possible to start building a software. Requirement analysis will give an idea about the various aspects that is to be built into the system and these aspects are the building steps to the architecture of the system.

2 SYSTEM

The Attribute Driven Design (ADD) method is an approach to defining a software architecture by basing the design process on the quality attributes the software has to fulfill. It is a recursive decomposition process where, at each stage in the decomposition, attribute primitives are chosen to satisfy a set of quality scenarios and then functionality is allocated to instantiate the component and connector types provided by the primitives. (Wojcik, R., Bachmann, F., Bass, L., Clements, P., Merson, P., Nord, R., & Wood, B. (2006)) Continue reading

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