Unready for the Future: Discarding Outdated Application Architecture Assumptions

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Summary

Many unwritten assumptions that are made about applications may not be true in modern and future environments. These assumptions will affect the architectural decisions surrounding those applications.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Application Architects Must Develop Systems That Are Dynamic, Flexible, Movable and Distributable
    • Application Architects Must Assume That There Is No Locality
    • Application Architects Must Not Assume That Environmental Services Will Enforce Integrity
    • Application Architects Must Not Assume That the Information Processed by the Application Is Text and Numbers
    • Application Architects Must Not Assume That Applications Exist to Process Input
  • Recommended Reading
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