4.8 Summary

The qualities presented in this chapter represent those most often the goals of software architects. Since their definitions overlap, we chose to characterize them with general scenarios. We saw that qualities can be divided into those that apply to the system, those that apply to the business environment, and those that apply to the architecture itself.

In the next chapter, we will explore concrete architectural approaches for following the path from qualities to architecture.

    Part Two: Creating an Architecture
    Part Four: Moving From One System to Many