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Dominant Design
March/April 2011 (vol. 28 no. 2)
pp. 8-9
The architecture of any innovative software-intensive system will experience many periods of growth and then collapse, with times of punctuated equilibrium in between. This appears to be a natural and desirable phenomenon. Fighting that reality wastes energy, yet to ignore it in ways that put you out of sync with that rhythm is even more disastrous.
Index Terms:
architecture, software-intensive system, dominant design, punctuated equilibrium, software engineering, history of computing, standards, best practices
Citation:
Grady Booch, "Dominant Design," IEEE Software, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 8-9, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.29
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