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In a 3- to 4-page paper discuss how early architectural decisions affect the resulting application software.

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Software Design and Architecture

First, let's look at what software architecture is.
Definition of Software Architecture: "Software architecture forms a set of abstractions about the system that provide enough essential information to form the basis for communication, analysis, decision making and risk assessment. Every system can be abstracted to a set of models that hide irrelevant details while preserving the essential structure. Different models are used to capture different concerns. The models are usually graphical and focus on the public aspects of sub-systems and components along with their relationships to each other." (Axelrod & Regan, 2010).

Basically, when you are talking about software architecture, you are dealing with the technical and operational process of a structured solution that enhances performance, management and security. Decisions are made taking a variety of factors into consideration ...

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