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The Golden Age of Software Architecture
March/April 2006 (vol. 23 no. 2)
pp. 31-39
Mary Shaw, Carnegie Mellon University
Paul Clements, Software Engineering Institute
This retrospective on nearly two decades of software architecture research examines the software architecture field?s maturation by tracing the evolution of research questions and results. Early qualitative results set the stage for later precision, formality, and automation, how results have built up over time, and how research results have moved into practice.

This article is part of a special issue on software architecture.

Index Terms:
Software architecture, technology maturation, history of software engineering
Citation:
Mary Shaw, Paul Clements, "The Golden Age of Software Architecture," IEEE Software, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 31-39, March-April 2006, doi:10.1109/MS.2006.58
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