Why is software architecture important and How to choose Software Architecture for your next project?

mr. sci. Admir Mujkic
2 min readSep 8, 2023

Architectures last 12 to 30+ years, while development often only spans 2 to 4. Software architecture is like the foundation of a house. A good one promises that after a team changes, everything runs smoothly for years. That strong base means fewer fixes and more improvements. It makes everybody's job easier!

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗳𝘁𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲

Several factors determine the selection of software architecture such as size of team, size and scope of project, specific requirements and long-term goals for application use

𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 & 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁:
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗨𝘀𝗲: Monolithic Architecture.
𝗪𝗵𝘆: It's easy to make, test, and use.
𝗧𝗶𝗽: Keep your code organized. If you need to change it later, it'll be easier.

𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 & 𝗟𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁:
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗨𝘀𝗲: Modular Monolithic Architecture.
𝗪𝗵𝘆: It's like a big book with different chapters. Each chapter (or module) is about one topic. It's easier for a small team to handle.
𝗧𝗶𝗽: Keep things clean and organized. If your team gets bigger or things change, you can switch to a different style.

𝗟𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 & 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁:
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗨𝘀𝗲: Microservices Architecture.
𝗪𝗵𝘆: Many people can work on different parts at the same time. It's like having many small teams working on their mini-projects.
𝗧𝗶𝗽: Don't make too many parts. Just enough for your project.

𝗟𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 & 𝗟𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁:
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗨𝘀𝗲: Microservices Architecture.
𝗪𝗵𝘆: It's the best for big projects with many people. Everyone can work on their part.
𝗧𝗶𝗽: Have a good system to handle everything. Make sure everyone talks to each other to avoid doing the same thing twice.

𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗢𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀:
𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗔𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲: It grows with your needs and is super fast to set up.
𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁-𝗗𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗔𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲: Great for apps that need to act quickly when something happens.

𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺. 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁.

Investing in quality software architecture is not just a technical decision - it’s a decision that can shape the success of your product and team for many years to come.

Cheers! Happy weekend! Take some time for yourself and enjoy the little things. 👋

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mr. sci. Admir Mujkic

Admir combined engineering expertise with business acumen to make a positive impact & share knowledge. Dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders.