Lattix Architecture Blog

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 16:39 - 0 comment(s)
The Problem with Legacy Software and Refactoring For an architect who is new to a legacy software project, it is often very hard to understand the existing architecture, determine the extent of architectural decay, and identify architectural smells and metric violations. It’s almost impossible to perform refactoring without breaking the working code. Legacy applications are often critical to the business and have been in use for many years, sometimes decades. Since the business is always... + continue reading
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 17:36 - 0 comment(s)
Jack Reeve introduced the concept that source code is the design and programming is about designing software.1 As software grows, the design, or architecture, tends to grow large and complex. This is because software architecture is constantly evolving, making software maintenance difficult and error-prone. In this article, we will talk about symptoms of bad architecture and how to fix them. Poor Software Architecture According to Robert Martin2, there are seven symptoms of poor... + continue reading
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 17:33 - 0 comment(s)
What do you do when your boss asks you how long an enhancement or change request will take to implement? Do you use impact analysis? If not, it might be worth using it next time to develop a reliable estimate. Impact analysis is “identifying the potential consequences of a change, or estimating what needs to be modified to accomplish a change." 1 The major goal of impact analysis in software is to identify the source code affected by the proposed change. As software becomes increasingly... + continue reading
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 13:54 - 0 comment(s)
Lattix Architect and Lattix Web are great complements to your static analysis solution. If you have a software quality initiative, a clean architecture is essential. Decreasing the complexity of your software allows you to get better results from your static analysis tools. By understanding your software dependencies and coupling, you can pinpoint areas that need focus for testing. Clean architecture leads to better quality Since problems in architecture do not directly point to software... + continue reading
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 13:09 - 0 comment(s)
What is Agile Architecture? Architecture is an important aspect of agile software development efforts. It is critical to scaling agile to meet the needs of the business. “Agile architecture is a set of values and practices that support the active evolution of the design of a system, concurrent with the implementation of new business functionality”. The goal of agile architecture is to eliminate the impact of change by crafting software that is easy to adapt. The structural aspect of agile... + continue reading