Why software architecture is the key to solving complex problems

Software architecture is the organization of a system. It is not just about software design, but also about business goals and how they are translated to technical goals. It includes the different layers, components, how they work together to achieve goals and their relationships with each other.

 

Software architecture process in Agile

The Agile Software Architecture methodology aims to improve the quality of project delivery by delivering incremental value to the customer in a predictable manner.

Agile Software Architecture is a light-weight methodology that focuses on the incrementally developing in small batches over time. It has less emphasis on design documentation and more focus on software development processes. The entire process is conducted in an iterative fashion with feedback loops which are supposed to optimize the delivered value through constant improvement.

Software Architecture Process

 

Workshop

When it comes to designing a product, workshops are often used as a form of research. They are conducted in various stages of the design process to gather feedback on prototypes.

These workshops are conducted with small groups who have been gathered for one purpose – feedback on the prototype. They can be structured around different activities which vary depending on the phase of the design process.

For example, in the early stages, an interactive sketching session is generally conducted whereas in later stages, it focuses more on making changes to the designs with consideration for user experience and technical feasibility.

App Architecture

SPA (Single Page App)

Single page app architecture is a type of web application where a user interface update is done without a page refresh. The app is then based on JavaScript and HTML that updates the contents of the webpage only when the user interacts with the application.

The SPA architecture is an architectural pattern that represents a new approach to web application development. It improves upon the monolithic architecture by splitting the web app into multiple parts that are loaded independently when needed.

This has also made them more responsive due to their light weight nature, which makes them less resource intensive than traditional multi-page websites.

PWA (Progressive Web Apps)

Progressive Web Apps are one of the most exciting developments in web technology.

They combine the benefits of traditional websites and mobile applications. They offer the advantages of both with no disadvantages. It is like getting all the best features of a website and an app in one package.

Progressive Web Apps offer many benefits:

  • They don’t require any installation
  • They can work offline
  • They load fast and feel like an app
  • They work on every device and browser
  • They allow push notifications
  • Apps load in full screen when they are opened from the home screen.

Mobile

Mobile app technology stack is a set of programming languages, frameworks, and tools that are used to design and develop apps for mobile devices.

A mobile app is usually classified as either a native app or a hybrid app. A native app is an application that is coded in the programming language that applies to the operating system of the device it will be running on.

For example, if you were developing an iOS application, you would code it in Swift or Objective-C for iOS 11 and higher.

Whereas with a hybrid app, the code base can be shared across multiple platforms thanks to its use of common web technology such as HTML5 and JavaScript. Its data can also be synchronized across

 

Infrastructure

In the past, most people would have a server. But servers can be very expensive and can also be a pain to manage. This is where the serverless architecture comes in.

Serverless architecture allows developers to run code without having to worry about installing or maintaining servers or any other hardware. The developers only need to create their code and upload it to the cloud for execution.

The best infrastructure for mobile applications is serverless AWS/ Digitalocean Server infrastructure because the clients will not need to pay for servers, which will reduce costs.

This type of infrastructure offers a great way for organizations that want to deploy their applications rapidly with no upfront costs or long term commitments which will allow them to scale when needed with little latency in response time.

 

Database Schema

Database design is an important stage to consider when starting a database. It is often overlooked because people think it is just an initial design. But database design can be used as a continuous process, to ensure that the data model is always up to date with the schema.

Designing databases can be as simple as creating tables with columns and rows to store data, but it can also be as complicated as designing objects for specific purposes such as auditing. In some cases, it may involve creating many views that illustrate different aspects of the problem domain.

The goal of designing databases is to represent real-world objects in computer storage units, called tables. These tables are then linked together through relationships in order to create a model of the real world business domain being represented.

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