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Software architecture design reasoning: a case for improved methodology support
journal contributionposted on 01.03.2009, 00:00 authored by A Tang, J Han, Rajesh VasaRajesh Vasa
Software architecture design is a critical aspect of developing large-scale software systems. However, the practice of architecture design reasoning is immature, partly because of a lack of practical methodology support. The authors discuss why capturing design rationale-the elements of design reasoning-is useful and how developers use it in architecture design. They demonstrate architecture design reasoning's application with a UML-based modeling method called Architecture Rationale and Elements Linkage.