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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Separation of retrieving data and business objects between DAL and BLL Layers

I did some research before posting this question. Among other questions or post, one of those is provided below. I could not get a clear mind how to determine.. Business Objects within a Data Access ...
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Help understanding modeling in domain-driven design

I've been trying to learn domain-driven design (and similarly Onion Architecture) the last week or so. I think I've got an understanding of it, but like math, I suck at extracting all of the ...
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Repository pattern with service layer - too much separation?

I have an MVC site which uses the repository pattern. I don't feel like I'm using the MVC style enough, so I'm getting ready to re-architect some of it. But I'm also wanting to do it so if the ...
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Architecture: mobile apps for different clients with their own dbs different servers?

My general feeling is that this is a question which must have been answered but I am struggling to find resources for it. I know little about mobile app dev but my knowledge of web services is pretty ...
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What are the differences between Event Sourcing and Service Layer pattern?

I am reading a book on architecting enterprise applications. In this book the Event Sourcing pattern is introduced which can be used as the "command" part of a Command and Query Responsibility ...
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Responsibility of the small business logic: in a class or in a method?

I have separated business logic to many small blocks. Each block can be coded in small number of lines. Where should I put the block code? [A] in a method, grouped in the class by some same feature ...
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Designing a ticketing system where the User and Administrator have similar but different functionality

I am designing a simple ticketing system in Laravel 4. The system will simply allow a User to create a ticket, and an Administrator to answer it. The User will be able to: View a list of his ...
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Bad project structure? [on hold]

OK, so first I'll start with an introduction. Recently, I've met a friend of mine whom I haven't seen for quite some time. He said he works as a C++ developer for a huge company (they make software ...
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Integration between services in a SOA

Assume we have a Bounded Context for Inventory (InventoryBC) and another one for Shipments (ShipmentsBC). These 2 BCs need to communicate together. They are hosted on 2 different services on different ...
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Seperate settings and implementation class hierarchies

We use XML serialization to store class settings. Each setting-class has (but doesn't reference) corresponding implementation-class. Therefore we can easily make a "settings dll" without any ...
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Architectures for polling APIs on behalf of multiple users [on hold]

I'm in the planning stages of a project that will be mashing up data from multiple sources. The nature of this work is approximately similar to reputation management tools or IFTTT. Users will grant ...
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Why exactly can't PHP have full unicode support?

Everybody knows, that PHP has problems with Unicode. Version 6 is effectively abandoned, because of Unicode implementation difficulties. But I wonder if anyone knows what are the exact reasons? ...
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Write data to SQL Server directly from BizTalk or use external service?

An external source will be sending us XML data that BizTalk will pick up and transform into an internal schema. We need this data to be loaded into a SQL Server database as we're going to expose some ...
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Abstracton layer to control services access to denormalized db entity

Our db is optimized for minimum join count (partially denormalized). E.g. our User entity contains account data (nickname, facebook id, etc), user numerical statistics (total games played, total wins, ...
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Different variations of C [closed]

I've heard from a few sources that C is not too portable, because it is so close to the machine compared to higher level languages like Perl, Python, Java, etc. But, I was wondering how many ...
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Metrics for when to use a hash value?

I am working on a project that requires a series of flat files. I will be doing some data checking against simple date like: ID;StatusCode So a typical file might be like: 13993;R 38293;A 19349;I ...
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How to design resilient web service clients?

I am writing an app that is supposed to talk to a web service. Let's say it's a chat app. It would need to receive a stream of new messages (so that they are pushed to the interface as quickly as ...
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How to train yourself to avoid writing “clever” code? [closed]

Do you know that feeling when you just need to show off that new trick with Expressions or generalize three different procedures? This does not have to be on Architecture Astronaut scale and in fact ...
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how to modularize wcf services?

I am working on a WCF application that supports 4 different applications. lets call those 4 application: App1, App2, App3, and App4. this WCF Application has 4 services. one for each application. 4 ...
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Data transfer between “main” site and secured virtual subsite

I am currently working on a C# ASP.Net 3.5 website I wrote some years ago which consists of a "main" public site, and a sub-site which is our customer management application, using forms-based ...
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What is an efficient data structure for syntax highlighting in text editors?

I'm creating a very small text editor in C++ with the ncurses library. So far, it works great. I have implemented the Gap Buffer data structure to make the editing more efficient than a line-based ...
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Dll that uses services from its caller [closed]

I am making simulators with graphic engine based on c++. I decided to make a dll for shells/bullet shooting for the use of the simulators. The thing is that the dll need information of the terrain ...
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Where does DTOS as InputModel / ViewModel Fit in Layered Archicture [closed]

I'm trying to understand where does InputModel and ViewModels fit at the 4 Layer Architecture. Presentation | Application | Domain | Infrastructure Given that the Application Layer takes care about ...
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Where does authorization fit in a layered architecture?

Typically, I place authorization decisions in my server side controllers. These have been RESTful endpoints recently, but I think the same stands for MVC type architectures. For the sake of argument ...
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Design periodic batch notification system

Problem: I am trying to design a system which takes requests from customers in real time and log them in a database. For example - request to purchase an item. The customer then gets a unique ...
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Front-end structure of large scale Django project

Few days ago, I started to work in new company. Before me, all front-end and backend code was written by one man. As you know, Django app contains two main directories for front-end: /static - for ...
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Synchronization of resource that has moved out of requests filter range

I have a RESTful API with corresponding clients. If a client request fetches a set of resources (Events) based on a filter, say events taking place between 2015-04-13 - 2015-04-19. If an event which ...
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What is the importance of having technical architecture knowledge as a developer? [closed]

I am a junior developer (half a year out of university) currently working in a small project. The project team size about 30. I am wondering how important it is for us developers to know about the ...
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Developing an Android application while dogfooding it

I started learning Java and Android development recently, and I'm learning by building a small app for myself. Nothing fancy, it's just a simple mileage tracker for my car. I know there are tons of ...
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Disabling data entry, based on a set of rules [closed]

I work on an application that services a large hospital. The application allows users to create/edit/delete a series of data points that all relate to a specific drug being researched. Once the data ...
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What is the most accepted transaction strategy for microservices

One of the major issues that I have seen occur in a system with microservices is the way transactions work when they span over different services. Within our own architecture, we have been using ...
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Web framework architecture with non-blocking I/O

There's been a lot of news in the enterprise world lately, specially in the web, and I've decided to build a small web framework on top of Netty to learn more about asynchronous programming and ...
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Inject or not dependencies in a component based framework

I'm currently developing a small component-based framework the Android platform. The framework has some ready for use and some abstract (has some internal logic, but the developer needs to add some ...
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Alternatives to the repository pattern for encapsulating ORM logic?

I've just had to switch out an ORM and it was a relatively daunting task, because the query logic was leaking everywhere. If i'd ever had to develop a new application, my personal preference would be ...
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Using session managed application environment vs no protection

First of all sorry for the title, I didn't know how to explain it. So here comes the story; We are bunch of coders, front-end and back-end, and we are going to create this new system, based on ...
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Models, types, different views and meta data

We have a software which purpose is to be used to help users build their own applications. It has to be very loose coupled with the infrastructure: for example, I can imagine users running it on MySQL ...
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How to design a class for a fixed-length id?

I'm building an app in C# that needs a fixed-length id, which is a string representation of a hex number. E.g. "0fa5" is an example of such an id of length 4. The length would not need to change ...
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Client-Server Application Object with child Objects

Actually I'm going to build an Client Server Application, at the Login I recive the User Object from the Server. An user has a List of tasks, but I don't want to load them at the Login. So what would ...
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Managing non-domain application behaviour in CQRS

Here's a scenario. I am building QueueUnderflow, a community-edited Q&A site for people who haven't yet grasped the basics of data structures. My users don't like it when people edit their posts ...
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What's the correct way to architect multiple ASP.NET MVC applications dealing with similar data?

I am currently working to replace a bunch of legacy applications. The first one is getting close to being released, which will mean I will be starting the second one. Each application deals with a ...
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Flat files for events and alarms

So I'm working on a project that I was introduced to a year ago. One of the features of project involves alarming the users when certain events are triggered. There is also a log of these events. ...
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How shall I project CQRS command and query services through WCF

I got directed to this site for more conceptual questions. Here is my issue: Im designing an application that uses CQRS to expose functionality to higher levels in the stack. This looks like below ...
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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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Design pattern for different code behaviors according to different clients

At my company, we have a solution composed of a WinForm (multiple per client) and an API (one per client). This solution is deployed on different clients that require the solution to behave ...
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DTOs vs Domain Models and invoking Command Handlers directly

I was just hoping someone might be able to answer a few questions I have regarding the proper design of DTOs and Domain Models. I'm currently working on a project which involves leveraging a SOAP API. ...
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MQTT, GWT, ActiveMQ stack to bring jms to the browser

I am in the preliminary stages of architecting a legacy replacement project. They already have sub half second performance on their green screens and they want the same on their web app. We have ...
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When and when not to use OOP in Javascript? [duplicate]

This post suggests that javascript code should be written in object oriented design. He gives a trivial example of making some ajax call and alerting the response. From the world I come from (c#) he's ...
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Application layer vs domain layer?

I am reading Domain-Driven Design by Evans and I am at the part discussing the layered architecture. I just realized that application and domain layers are different and should be separate. In the ...
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Architecture: Validate polymorphic votes - Controller or Model?

I have a question because I don't want to do something wrong. I have a polymorphic relation called votes. Well, I want to save votes but I need to validate if a user already has voted. But even if, ...
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Content delivery design

I'm designing a system where users can access files stored in an external content storage service such as AWS's S3. Here's a simple diagram: ------ ------------ ----------------- | User ...