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Notes: Neal Ford on evolutionary architecture

https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/neal-ford-on-evolutionary-architecture

Interview conducted by Jeff Bleiel (May 4, 2017)

  • The subject of software architecture is so broard that it cannot be defined.
  • E.g., it deals with all the *ilities (the non-functional requirements)
    • Scalability
    • Reliability
    • Security (this is a continual execerise)

Evolutionary Architecutre

  • The future cannot be predicted. Thus five year plan don't work out. Thus there is a need to work incrementally.
  • It is not just about adapting the system to accomodate new behaviour but evolve the system to fundamentally change its behavior.
  • It supports hypothesis-driven development by the definition of fitness functions from the architectural goals. Those fitness functions are then tested automatically in the release pipeline.
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