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  Asked By: Charlie    Date: Sep 29    Category: Java    Views: 937

You might have used design patterns throughout your design process, but prior to that and once you are into software architecture, you also need guidelines for implementing SW capabilities (serviceability, availability, etc). Here is the team that is trying to provide guidelines and templates (patterns) for software architecture to achieve software capabilities:

(owner: http://www.opengroup.org)

surely you have to wait so they become mature enough before applying them.

Some people are not in the favor of having a generic solutions for such capabilities, e.g. how to provide a generic security solution or how do you load balance a system with minimum impact of serviceability.

anyway I suppose there is a need for such concept.

I am looking into this concept right now, I'd be interested if I can get your inputs and experiences as how do you guys implement sw capabilities when architecting. do you follow a specific guideline or it is case by case basis?



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Answer #1    Answered By: Aberto Rossi     Answered On: Sep 29

there are lots of similar activities like TOGAF
for example DoD and ministry of Treasury (of US) promote other architecture  frameworks.
once I tried all of them in part of IT strategic planning and none of them succeed. but I still think there are lots of good ideas in each one.

these are some other frameworks:

IEEE 1471-2000
Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
Ministry of Defense Architecture Framework (MoDAF)
and the well known Zachman

I am also eager to learn from any one who has applied any of the above or other similar architecture frameworks.

Answer #2    Answered By: Nina Garcia     Answered On: Sep 29

I'm aware of US DoD and UK but again as I said these are not mature enough yet and because of the architecture  concept to my understanding it seems very difficult to find a generic  solution or template. for instance when I look at security  as one of the capabilities, the set of services that needs to be deployed are in a level of details that won't be mentioned during architecture other than a security subsystem and usually nothing more. So I'm not sure how these are gonna fit into templates. My personal experience is on RM-ODP which is NOT a pattern  and is more like a strategy or methodology and it really works for large scale enterprises.

I'd be interested in having your view point, so, would you give me more details as what did you see missing from either these patterns  that led to disappointment?

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