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From stockholders’ requirements to the eventually deliver of the product to customers, so many things are involved; combinedly, we can put them in a box called Software Architecture.
There are lots of things that have to go right when building a software system. Architecture connects them all and provides a foundation for success. Here are six ways software architecture helps you in your quest to construct spectacular software that your stakeholders will love.

1. Software architecture turns a big problem into smaller, more manageable problems.

Developing an application looks like a massive task at first, but like any complex problem, We should break it into more minor problems, from requirements to execution. For example, developing a basic calculator app can be divided into 1) UI representation and 2) business logic (actual calculation) parts. Thus UI can allow some numbers to be decided among stockholders and logic and calculate and return.

2. Software architecture shows people how to work together.

After breaking the complex problem, the next step is to solve the simpler problems, which are independent of each other. For example, the first step is understanding the requirements; only the team can proceed to the next part. UI needs things from the middleware APIs. There can be horizontal dependencies among middleware APIs. Individuals can think these things out by working with each other.

Where there is unity, there is strength. But where there is division there is weakness.

Communication is the key among the components involved in the software and the people involved in the team. There are many techniques to streamline communication.

3. Software architecture provides a vocabulary for talking about complex ideas.

Complex ideas need to be given names To communicate across the team. For example, to speak about complex ideas, they can be named. Two people can not communicate if they don’t understand each other’s words.

4. Software architecture looks beyond features and functionality.

Software architecture includes both functional and non-functional requirements. However, it also mainly focuses on Quality attributes like scalability, availability, performance, and maintainability.

5. Software architecture helps you avoid costly mistakes.

Software architecture forces us to prioritize important decisions. In the software life cycle, important decisions are those that avoid long-term costs. Cost can be money, people, rework code, etc. Identifying those decisions makes life easier for all the stockholders, including the team responsible for developing it.