Discussion about software architecture brings up issues such as knowing the motivation that propelled the initiative and how the application is supporting it. Software architecture is all about founding a structure that aids in smoothening business processes and requirements.
The invisibility of software quality attributes
Software quality attributes are not quite noticed until there seems to be a hitch in the operational procedures of the application. Otherwise, where everything is working fine, the user of such an application would not be conscious of the existence of the non-functional software attributes.
Poor quality attribute
Functionality is exempted when it comes to the issue of legacy applications. Therefore here the challenge lays is in architecture and non-functional requirements. New applications keep coming into the market and at the same time designed with little or no changes in functionality.
Balancing quality attributes
There is a need to balance the quality attributes of an application with its functionalities. For instance, the act of securing a system means encrypting information, which slows down the application processing time.
Attributes and Level
Attributes are supposed to be rightfully measured at the right level. This enables most organizations to bring to bear the right attributes for the application to manage resources efficiently.
Proper timing of how to market an application is better than devising strategies for a user load of a huge number on an application. There should be a conscious effort of identifying the present realities to what may lay ahead.
Software functionality as relates to quality attributes
The need of a business is what determines the relativity between software functionality and quality attributes. For instance, considerations on how an application needs to respond in normal and heavy operations need to be stated.
Analyzing situations clearly brings up the need to have measurable by testing all applications. Knowing whether any software attributes add to the operational value of our organization is a reliable way of testing its credibility. No matter the application, if it was never measured from the on start, then its design is not worth it.
Degrees of Freedom
In software architecture, there is what exists as constraints. These constraints remain unchangeable. It is the duty of the software architect to meet the needs of the business by designing an acceptable and workable application as the constraints permits.
The importance of communication
It is very essential to keep your engineering team communicated with what you and your organization selected as your desired software quality attributes. The designing team will work on the application based on existing constraints to create ease for everyone.
Making your end-users very happy with your application entails you keeping watch over the functional and non-functional requirements.
In as much as it is hard to predict the future, the goals of our corporation can be attained if the application is designed based on facts and not on assumptions.
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