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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Service repository and discovery without WSDL

I'm in the very early stages of moving a development team away from large monolithic app development to an SOA approach. One of the things that caught my eye in this article about SOA: Stevey's ...
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Why does the .NET framework have no concept of classes as first-class types?

It's well known to those familiar with the history that C# and the .NET framework started out as essentially "Delphi rewritten to feel like Java," architected by the chief developer behind Delphi, ...
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Architecture design for Java servlet that triggers work (for sending push notifications)

I'm designing a push notification server (for pushing notification via APNS and Google servers) and have come up with the following design for a Java based web application server. I would really like ...
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Embedded tomcat cold deployment without service disruption

I have the following scenario. For various reasons I chose to use embedded tomcat for my rest backend that will form a cluster of AWS machines. I will want to deploy fairly frequently updates ...
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IRLBot Paper DRUM Implementation - Why keep key, value and auxiliary buckets seperate?

Repost from here as I think it may be more suited to this exchange. I'm trying to implement DRUM (Disk Repository with Update Management) as per the IRLBot paper (relevant pages start at 4) but as ...
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Best way to accelerate data access to two data warehouses?

I am embarking on a business intelligence project which will require abstracting access to two existing data warehouses. I need to design an application architecture to allow self-service business ...
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How does the Zope Component Architecture (ZCA) relate to Service Component Architecture (SCA)?

I'm very new to the principle of Service Component Architecture and Zope in general, but the more I look, the more ZCA seems to be a good solution for a certain class of problems I often encounter. I ...
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Economics of scaling, denormalizing NoSQL for personalized content

I am using Cassandra for a data intensive app. With relatively little operations and deployment experience, the expertise I am looking for is someone that can read the example below and decide whether ...
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Decoupling of Model and API (in an .net WEB API Project)

I currently have one separate project for my models, and one separate project for a API application that consumes this model. The intention of the separation is to avoid any outgoing dependencies from ...
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How would one implement communication between an input device and a PC?

I'm trying to get started on a side project using a mobile device (tablet or smartphone) as an input device to a PC. In its most simplest form, I envision using the mobile device touchscreen to ...
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Distributed vs Centralised configuration

We're building an app based on Flux/React - and we're trying to establish a scalable pattern for configuring routes and registering dependencies. The two approaches we have can be broadly categorised ...
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Adding new service to authenticated website

So I've created an API that I want to leverage to add some functionality to an existing web app. My current website authenticates users using SAML. What I'm looking to do is instead of moving the code ...
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Design for an application framework that will allow each implementation to customize parts of the UI

I am tasked with designing an application framework that will allow each implementation to customize parts of the user interface. One such example would be that the implementation (let's call it ...
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Integrate MS Dynamics AX with Play Framework

In my company we use MS Dynamics AX 2009. This is the ERP of the company. We have around 100 users. The servers of MS Dynamics AX are in the headquarters company. We are developping a new website ...
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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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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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Entity Framework - Loading Related Entities Explicitly

I have been using Entity Framework for a few years. I have flip-flopped between calling out to repositories in my business logic or using lazy loading to retrieve data as I work my way through the ...
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Video conferencing server architecture

I am developing a video conference application with the following requirements: Audio works like call conference, where all participants may talk at the same time. However, video works like ...
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Validation and Authorisation in Domain Models and Carrying that through a Service Layer to MVC

With the current project I'm working on there's an architecture question being asked which feels like it might just be asking too much. System Basics: HTML/JS MVVM Asp.net MVC Web Services EF SQL ...
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How do I go about planning an offline architecture and fault recovery synchronization?

Title can be confusing but that's the best I could come up with. The main idea of the issue is quite simple, though, and I will try to illustrate it with a basic example. I will illustrate it with a ...
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How do I handle authentication in an ASP.NET webapp with offline-capable client code?

I hesitated before writing this question, as it sounds like I'm after an opinion without trying anything yet. That's not the case, I just don't want to go down the wrong route with architecture - it ...
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How to expose the domain model as options to drive the view behavior

First off, I'm not thrilled with the title, so I'm open to suggestions there. Here's my question: I'm designing a simple application that takes input from a user and produces an output document. ...
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Will using a pure MQTT approach be the right decision?

I plan to provide additional functions for a closed-source 3rd party point of sales application. That application is used in restaurants, is run on Windows and uses dbase style databases. I know the ...
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Top Menu bar driving a sidebar sub menu

I have an application written is C# ASP.NET MVC 4 with Razor views. I am a bit stuck on my menu structure. As per the image above, one can see that there is a Top Menu and a Side Menu. The ...
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What architecture is suitable for players matchmaking?

The system should match players to game rooms. When the room is ready it moves to a game server. Each game start request can have a list of prefered game servers and specifies exactly game mode ...
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What parallelism happens in a vector processor?

From Tanebaum's Structured Computer Organization A vector processor is very efficient at executing a sequence of operations on pairs of data elements. All of the operations are performed in a ...
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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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Deciding between applications and services in CloudFoundry PaaS

I need some clarification on an aspect of CloudFoundry architecture guidelines. CF has two major concepts - applications and services. CF-Applications can consume CF-Services using the CloudFoundry ...
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How to consume inconsistent REST API with Mongo DB backend?

We are using a third party REST API and we are building one of the pages on our ASP.NET site around the data it delivers. We get results in JSON, and interact with it mostly using .NET MongoDB Driver. ...
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Design architecture and software for webapp integrating with few other endpoints (Email Server, Jira, CRM system)

In my upcoming project, I need to integrate a webapp with few other endpoints. Main duty of the webapp will be some kind of thin-client for inner JIRA system for company. Moreover, I'll need to ...
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How to scrub Twitter and Facebook posts for many users

I'm making an Rails app that in theory should scrub new posts from the users facebook and twitter accounts and put them in a timeline for an analyst to analyze and determine if they are good or bad ...
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How do I better manage my Service Bus Quotas in Azure?

I'm trying to determine how best to accomplish the following scenario using the Azure Service Bus. I have millions of devices (desktop software, mobile phone apps, etc) that need to have messages sent ...
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What is the integration architecture used by Github for its web interface?

I am amazed by the way Github integrates with different systems like Travis. They are separate companies, but yet Travis builds blend seamlessly everywhere in the Github interface. Yes, i am asking ...
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AngularJS directive architecture: Where to put parameters?

I'm using a charts-Plugin (Morris.js) in my AngularJS application. I'm building a directive for each type of chart. The plugin is called like this: new Morris.Line({ // ID of the element in which ...
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Web Services of System Integration

I have been assigned to a system integration project. However, I do not understand part of the integration implementation architecture. For example, I have a passport scanner connected to a Windows ...
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DDD: How to reconcile a BoundedContext with REST/WebService DTO's?

I'm just starting to learn about DDD, and I'm trying to understand how Bounded Contexts can be reconciled with client facing API's like REST/WebServices that use DTO's. For example: your system ...
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How to implement 'use case control' object in (iOS) MVC?

In an MVC architecture pattern (for e.g., in iOS) there is a controller per view. In UML there is a concept of having Control object per use case to encapsulate an use case, which may span more than ...
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Poker software architecture

I have some classes so far. Hand stores information like SB, BB, ante, collection of Players HandState inherits from class Hand. has members like phase {POSTING BLINDS, PREFLOP, FLOP, TURN, RIVER, ...
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Modelling network and persistent entity representations

I have an app where I need to synchronize some entities (simply download latest versions of entities from server to client). Entity has bunch of text properties and bunch of resource links (referenced ...
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Is OAuth (2.0) is the right choice to make WCF WebService secure?

I have WCF webservice which serves to various mobile application. This was implemented with typical HTTPS/SSL. But there are some cases like Replay Attack needs to be considered in the security ...
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Where to set the model in this design (service-provider pattern)?

we are modelling an application using the "Service-Provider" pattern, where the service will offer a generic functionality implemented by different providers registered on the service. The ...
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Architecture of management tool for multiple backend API's and common concepts between them

I am currently building the first of many different backend API's. They will to some extent share some common concepts (person information, court information, etc); although between them there are a ...
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DDD Request Validation Handling

I stuck somewhere that I can't find a solution! There are plenty of validation questions here, but as far as I see, most of them were asking about entity validation. But what about request validation? ...
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Good architecture with DI where low-level components can interact with another hierarchy details

What would be a good design for accessing low-level components attached to another parent? Assume each User has its own hierarchy and one low-level class wants to send a message to some low-level part ...
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Command Pattern for Logging/Backup/Testing

I need your input guys on this concept I intend to implement: Use the Command Pattern to record everything in my app. It should encapsulate every single user action and micro-action as a Command and ...
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Using Google for full text database search

I have a lot of text and I am storing it in Elastic search. Using Lucene, NLP and Wordnet filters the search is good but not as good as Google's because none of these methods use AI for the search so ...
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Cascading ACL and drill-down data architecture

I want to implement a drill-down data architecture based on the data and the ACL permissions of a user. Lets say we have data of employees of an organization and lets consider the hierarchy as ...
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Synchronizing content between web-based app and game server

I have a MUD server, written in C, that I'm trying to move from file-based storage to MongoDB. Eventually, I'd like to offload administration of game content and settings to a web console, written in ...
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Microservices - remove unnecessary boilerplate?

My thoughts: microservices are becoming popular for distributed architecture java is (for now) a main course in enterprise applications JEE stack too How to reduce a boilerplate (including Maven ...
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Using xsd2Code and custom c# classes

I am using the xsd2code class generator to generate classes based on a schema file provided by a system vendor. This vendor also provides a REST API to access data via Web Services, and I've had a ...