The high-level design and description of a software system. Architectural design distills away details of implementations, algorithms, and data representation to concentrate on the interaction of "black box" components.

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Good way to handle the notification counter like Facebook does

I want to build a similar notification mechanism that Facebook handles. I actually store the user's notification in an SQL table (actually it's a graph database but everybody master RDBMS terms). ...
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Differentiating Standalone and Client-Server architectures

I was wondering what is the exact difference between a client-server and a standalone application, particularly in following scenario. For example lets say there is a win forms application running on ...
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Multiple intranet/internet systems partially working on same data - database strategy

We are starting rewritting our apps (Internet portal, millions of unique users and few CRM/ERP systems, few hundred users) and we have a huge decision to make now. We are going to write them mostly ...
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Opinions wanted: Render Engine Architecture [on hold]

Currently I'm working on my own game engine for Mobile Platforms and wanted to ask you for your opinions. PS: Please do not tell me that I shouldn't try to write an engine!!! Well first of all about ...
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Coupling business logic with class definitions

Perhaps it is my scripting background, but my perspective is that the purpose of an object should be to contain data. Classes are necessary in that they provide templates and standard ways to classify ...
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Multilayered enterprise application use of JAXB objects

I am asked to refactor and maintain an enterprise application. Normally I'm used to using the MVC design pattern. This time however, I'd like to separate everything into layers (multilayered ...
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Should I pass the database access class around or query the database and pass the results? [closed]

Bog standard application, but I'm new to databases. I have a wrapper class around the database, and I can see what looks like two sensible ways to structure procedures viewing the data from the ...
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WebApp + REST - Architecture Approach [closed]

I've been working on a big Java project that requires the following: One Web Application. One REST API that exposes the same data the web app consumes which will be required for those that don't get ...
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What is a good practice to push notifications in a “near real-time” delay in this case?

I want to enable some real-time notifications about friend's activities (social network). Technical context is: Webapp calling backend (REST API's). Scenario is: Kevin follows Bob. When Bob ...
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Entirely separate business logic layer from MVC

We are currently refactoring our controller methods in ASP.NET MVC application. At the beginning we've separated data access layer (our goal was to remove LINQ from controllers entirely). Now we are ...
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Should I persist notification before or after publishing it through Redis pub/sub?

I'm implementing a mechanism to notify a group of users about newly inserted blog comments. The architecture uses the Redis Pub/Sub mechanism. By definition, the pub/sub mechanism aims to propagate ...
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Multitier architecture using API

I have been reading a number of posts and I am leaning towards building an SOA. My main dependencies are: Need to support multiple clients Need individual client environments to not effect other ...
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Use and manage Front End Assets for Web

I am a beginner and am currently developing a kind of cms using PHP. The number of libraries that we can potentially use in the front end is large. I have a question about properly selecting, ...
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Is this database design sound and fully normalised?

I'm creating a database to store words. The intended usage is to query the database to find a word matching a set of filters. E.g. if I wanted to find a word with < 10 letters, < 3 syllables, ...
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Architecture of large-scale API (User Management)

We are currently designing an API that will hide different services (Product, Content, User etc) that will be used by our own website, our own apps etc. It is not a public API. We are looking into ...
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How to structure REST api service that accepts POST parameters in the body

Everything I've read says to pass parameters to a REST service in the URI, whether by template, or query string: https://www.myapp/my/login/api/authenticate/ganders/mypassword or ...
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Architecture for maintaining/executing multiple versions of same strategy / functionality in live application

So I am working with a customer who has an older application that has quite a few interesting quirks. Among other things, it has its own code version system for business functions, by storing the ...
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How to Implement URL parameter service correctly [migrated]

I'm about to design an service which handles URL-Parameters in AngularJS. Currently I have two different kinds of parameters. Single valued &param=myValue Multi valued ...
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Broadcasting - Listening to replies

We use JS by the way, but I think it's language agnostic. I'm open to ideas. We have this "pub-sub" framework that we use at work to fix the problem of tightly-coupled code. Works fine. Modules ...
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Pattern to use to relate multiple data sources to different user data widgets

I have an client x server intranet application the basically gets data from the server, format it and send that data to the client for display. At the server we are using ASP.NET C# running on IIS ...
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Building simulation architectures : Which one to choose?

I am writing a simulation which unites discrete event and continuous system simulation. For example, you can use State Charts, System Dynamics and Queues side by side. Theese will then reduced to ...
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Why is the “app” folder now a (more) common pattern in web projects?

It might be related to the Yeoman project, or they might have adopted this from somewhere else, but it seems to be the default for all of their generators. Aside from Yeoman generators I've also ...
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Data Access Levels of Abstraction [closed]

I'd like to describe this situation from two perspectives. I have a system called Accounts. This system is made up of subsystems which handle different account-based activities. For example: ...
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How about using a DTO class as a property in the corresponding BO class?

I was reading this blog post and liked the idea of using the DTO class for an entity and using it as a property in the corresponding business object class like so: public class Person : BALBase { ...
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Diagram to show code responsibility

Does anyone know how to visually diagram the ways in which the flow of control in code passes between code produced by different groups and how that affects the amount of code that needs to be ...
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Creating an Interface To a Language's Standard Library?

In the process of learning test-driven development, I've been introduced to dependency injection and the use of interfaces, and have started using these concepts in my own PHP code in order to make it ...
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Modular Web App Network Architecture

Assuming that I am dealing with dedicated physical servers or VPSs, is it conceivable and does it make sense to have distinct servers setup with the following roles to host a web application? ...
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How can you predict the time it will take for two processes in two different machines in a cluster to communicate?

I am trying to develop a computing application which needs a lot of memory (>500gb). Buying a single machine for that is overly expensive. I can, though, buy ~100 small instances on Digital Ocean or ...
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Software architecture for two similar classes which require different input parameters for the same method

I am writing Java code to simulate a supply chain. The supply chain can be simulated in either an intermediate stocking or a cross-docking configuration. So, I wrote two simulator objects ...
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Relationship between TDD and Software Architecture/Design

I'm new to TDD and have been reading the theory since applying it is more complicated than it sounds when you're learning by yourself. As far as I know, the objective is to write test cases for each ...
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Architecture driven by users, or by actions/content?

I have a question about designing MVC app architecture. Let's say our application has three main categories of views (items of type 1, items of type 2...). And we have three (or more in future) ...
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What should be used to diagram an application's internal architecture?

I have an application that has several dependencies, including a Matlab library and a Microsoft Windows Media Player ActiveX control. How would I graphically depict the internal architecture of this ...
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How do OSes work on multiple CPUs? [closed]

Assumption: "OS es (atleast in some part) should be written in assembly.Assembly programs are CPU specefic." If so how can one os run on different CPUs ? For example: how is that I can load Ubuntu on ...
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How are the conceptual pairs Abstract/Concrete, Generic/Specific, and Complex/Simple related to one another in software architecture?

(= 2 (+ 1 1)) take the above. The requirement of the '=' predicate is that its arguments be comparable. Any two structures are comparable in this case, and so the contract/requirement is pretty ...
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Using packages (gems, eggs, etc.) to create decoupled architectures

The main issue Seeing the good support most modern programming platforms have for package management (think gem, npm, pip, etc), does it make sense to design an application or system be composed of ...
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Restructuring a large Chrome Extension/WebApp

I have a very complex Chrome Extension that has gotten too large to maintain in its current format. I'd like to restructure it, but I'm 15 and this is the first webapp or extension of it's type I've ...
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Architecture for dashboard showing aggregated stats

I'd like to know what are common architectural pattern for the following problem. Web application A has information on sales, users, responsiveness score, etc. Some of this information are ...
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Designing a social network with CQRS, graph databases and relational databases in mind

I have done quite an amount of research on the topic so far, but i couldn't come up with a conclusion to make up my mind. I am designing a social network and during my research i stumbled upon graph ...
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What's the most flexible way to ship changeable resources such as icons for an application?

We're currently upgrading some components of our application to new technologies such as C# using WPF and MVVM. Since we try to avoid past mistakes that have been made in our now legacy applications, ...
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If I unite many web apps into one, will I save resources?

I'm comparing 2 different approaches of J2EE application architecture: Divide independent parts as modules of one big web app. Divide independent parts as different web apps running on same server. ...
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How does a search functionality fit in DDD with CQRS?

In Vaughn Vernon's book Implementing domain driven design and the accompanying sample application I found that he implemented a CQRS approach to the iddd_collaboration bounded context. He presents ...
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Why don't we completely de-couple frontend JS frameworks and backend APIs? [closed]

Whenever we implement a frontend framework in the likes of Backbone, AngularJS etc. there's an integration process involved with the backend technologies like NodeJS, Rails, Yii etc. (like setting up ...
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Can a layer consist of multiple projects / dlls?

I am working on the architecture for a new web application and I am pretty much a complete newbie when it comes to architecture. Working my way through .NET Application Architecture Guide, 2nd Edition ...
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Javascript based application controller in Javascript-less environments

I just got done watching an informative Box tech talk by Nicholas Zakas on a javascript architecture for web development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKouqShWI4o&feature=youtu.be This image, ...
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Should I use SignalR to synchronize & cache CRUD data to a mobile app?

I'm considering using SignalR to send data to a mobile app, but need to have a way to synchronize data while it's closed or pending updates. Is it a good idea to use Backbone.js <--> SignalR to ...
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How to employ amatuer knowledge of software architecture and design in an agile manner? [closed]

I have a problem when designing any application that is either greenfield or a refactored brownfield due to often finding a potential flaw or an uncertainty with the design or architecture that I ...
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Organizing an image processing pipeline for on-the-fly video analysis

I'm trying to design a system that performs image analysis on video streams from the internet. I have a few rudimentary ideas for how to organize such a system, and I was hoping you guys could ...
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Strategies to manage multiple clients able to simultaneously edit same data

How can I deal with situations when multiple clients might edit same object at the same time? For example, I have a web app with admin console, which lets you edit profile data. Several users want to ...
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Why can't a server continue to act on a request after sending the response?

Say for example I've got a RESTful webservice, and I need to support creating a widget via a POSTed http request. I need to Deserialize the POSTed widget. Validate the deserialized widget. Persist ...
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From a DDD perspective is a report generating service a domain service or an infrastructure service?

Let assume we have the following service whose responsibility is to generate Excel reports: class ExcelReportService{ public String generateReport(String fileFormatFilePath, ResultSet data){ ...