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Software Architecture Review: The State of Practice
July 2009 (vol. 42 no. 7)
pp. 26-32
Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Architecture reviews are an effective way of ensuring design quality and addressing architectural concerns. However, the software engineering community rarely adopts the methods and techniques available to support disciplined architecture review processes.

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Index Terms:
Software architecture, Architecture reviews, Surveys
Muhammad Ali Babar, Ian Gorton, "Software Architecture Review: The State of Practice," Computer, vol. 42, no. 7, pp. 26-32, July 2009, doi:10.1109/MC.2009.233
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