Effect of Architecture on Quality Attributes

Quality attributes such as performance and scalability are among the attributes determined during architectural definition.

Whether or not a system will be able to exhibit its desired (or required) quality attributes is largely determined by the time the architecture is chosen.

– P. C. Clements and L. M. Northrup, “Software Architecture: An Executive Overview,” Technical Report No. CMU/SEI-96-TR-003, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, February, 1996.

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