Gartner Research

Defining the Discipline of Application Architecture

Published: 17 March 2009

ID: G00165217

Analyst(s): Mike Blechar, Daniel Sholler


The discipline of application architecture enhances application quality, agility and cost efficiencies through the development, employment, and reuse of effective application design and engineering strategies, practices and artifacts.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Definition of Application Architecture
  • Why Should I Care About Application Architecture?
  • Putting Application Architecture in Context
    • The Application Architecture
  • Scope of the Application Architecture Responsibility
    • Implementing the Application Architecture Role
  • Examples of Architectural Decisions Made at Application Design Time
  • What You Need to Know

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