Managing Trade-offs in Adaptable Software Architectures

Bradley Schmerl, Rick Kazman, Nour Ali, John Grundy, Ivan Mistrik

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Making trade-offs in architecture is a fundamental activity in software design. As software is required to operate continuously in changing and uncertain environments,adaptabilityneeds to be considered as a key issue, along with other more traditional software qualities. In this chapter, we introduce the concept of managing trade-offs in adaptable software architectures, discussing adaptability during the design of the software and as it runs. We outline important current approaches, challenges, and opportunities in managing these trade-offs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Trade-offs in Adaptable Software Architectures
EditorsI. Mistrik, Nour Ali, R. Kazman, J. Grundy, B. Schmerl
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherMorgan Kaufmann
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780128028551
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2016


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