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How important is software architecture in Software Development?   [Edit]

Survey period: 8 Mar 2010 to 15 Mar 2010

Is spending the time architecting your software important, or does making it up as you go along satisfy your needs? Be honest. (Suggested by Abhinav S)

OptionVotes% 
Cannot do without it36346.36
Important - but not critical34343.81
Of little importance577.28
Not important202.55



 
GeneralRe: Everything is architected Pin
Duncan Edwards Jones8-Mar-10 8:16
professionalDuncan Edwards Jones8-Mar-10 8:16 
GeneralRe: Everything is architected Pin
Old Nic8-Mar-10 21:40
Old Nic8-Mar-10 21:40 
GeneralRe: Everything is architected Pin
PIEBALDconsult9-Mar-10 4:29
mvePIEBALDconsult9-Mar-10 4:29 
GeneralDepends on the Client Pin
thatraja8-Mar-10 4:06
professionalthatraja8-Mar-10 4:06 
GeneralRe: Depends on the Client Pin
brightmohan8-Mar-10 13:43
brightmohan8-Mar-10 13:43 
GeneralRe: Depends on the Client Pin
RedSonja8-Mar-10 21:03
RedSonja8-Mar-10 21:03 
GeneralChannel 9 video on the topic (link) Pin
Josh Fischer8-Mar-10 3:31
Josh Fischer8-Mar-10 3:31 
GeneralPhilosophically Not So Clear Cut Pin
W Balboos, GHB8-Mar-10 3:03
W Balboos, GHB8-Mar-10 3:03 
Of late, I've had mostly smaller projects. I get the needs (usually the real ones!) and just start to go.

Having been doing this for years, there are mental bookmarks of things that will be needed and provision is made (are these what are called stubs?) for their later attachment. It's not a patchwork, and actually affords a degree of structural consistency.

How much does one project really differ from another, when looked at from the point of view of evolutionary changes in needs.

So maybe, for myself and others, the framework is already well planned from experience, force-of-habit, and even instinct - without the formality of writing it out.
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GeneralDepends on the size of the project, and how experienced the developer is. PinPopular
ZTransform7-Mar-10 22:54
ZTransform7-Mar-10 22:54 
GeneralRe: Depends on the size of the project, and how experienced the developer is. Pin
Josh Fischer8-Mar-10 3:29
Josh Fischer8-Mar-10 3:29 
GeneralRe: Depends on the size of the project, and how experienced the developer is. Pin
Don Driskell8-Mar-10 4:12
Don Driskell8-Mar-10 4:12 
GeneralA Tale of Two Mistakes Pin
peterchen7-Mar-10 21:24
peterchen7-Mar-10 21:24 
GeneralRe: A Tale of Two Mistakes Pin
myker8-Mar-10 3:25
myker8-Mar-10 3:25 
GeneralRe: A Tale of Two Mistakes Pin
peterchen10-Mar-10 8:10
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