All That You Need To Know About Building Robust Software Architecture

October 12, 2021

All That You Need To Know About Building Robust Software Architecture

Ed Harris was one of our clients with a creative and innovative idea that would serve the purpose of solving a core market problem. He went on to create a robust software application built up and backed with strong foundations with the help of top-notch software development experts. We helped him build world-class software that was embedded with the right design decisions, a deeper understanding of the product by the design experts and architects, and easy comprehensive codes.

To build a classic software model needs a lot of research on everything about software architecture. It is not just about the definitions and user interface designs. There is much more to that. Head on to the below list of topics that we shall cover for you and help you understand all the aspects related to software architecture.

What is Software Architecture?

 software architecture

Basically, software architecture is a blueprint for the development team to understand the user expectations and undergo a deeper analysis on the system design before applying iterations throughout the development cycle.

A constantly evolving process with an integrated set of pattern-oriented software architecture and technical decisions is called Software Architecture. It simply exemplifies transversal attributes like performance, scalability, quality, manageability, maintainability, and usability. It is inevitable to execute an indepth analysis before you begin writing your first line of code in order to get an effective development process.

When all the developers unite from the very beginning to develop robust software it guarantees a structured, consistent, and scalable development. Well-organized software architecture defines simple maintenance of internal quality and leads to continuous software improvement.

The Five Principles of Software Architecture

An ideal software architecture plan adheres to the five principles abbreviated as S.O.L.I.D design principles. They perfectly resonate with the software development objectives and with the software architecture. A correct application of these principles ensures avoidance of product strategy mistakes in the future.

five principles of software architecture

1. Single Responsibility Principle

All these services in the microservice architecture must be designed to comply with the single most objective. They should work with a unique responsibility and should become the core reason behind the application of the change.

2. Open-Closed Principle

Must be easy to expand the functionality of independent software modules. The specific service expandability should not impact the original behavior of the software.

3. Liskov Substitution Principle

There should be communication between any two independent services whenever required through API calls. The two services with the same contract should be capable to act as a substitute between each other, again without disturbing the overall system.

4. Interface Segregation Principle

You need to divide the software into microservices in such a manner that there are zero redundancies present. The smaller modules should be combined meagerly to satisfy the client’s needs along with minimizing the anti-patterns in the code.

5. Dependency Inversion Principle

High-level modules must not be dependent on low-lower-level modules. Rather both of them should lean on abstractions. With the same principle, the abstractions should rely on details, while the vice-versa holds.

What Takes To Have A Good Software Architecture

Some of the finest quality attributes are needed to ensure a good software architecture in making. Let us know which are those.

  • Functionality: The level of performance of the software against its intended purpose.
  • Reliability: The ability of the product to offer desired functionality under the given conditions.
  • Usability: To what extent the software product can be used with ease.
  • Performance: Estimation by considering processing speed, response time, resource utilization, throughput, and productivity.
  • Supportability: The ease with which programming developers can transfer software from one platform onto the next, without any or with minimal changes.
  • Self-Reliance: The ability of the independent services to perform optimally even if one of them suffers a downtime.

Factors Defining a Good Software Architecture

If you need an ideal software product architecture what is needed is the least amount of cruft – It is the difference between the current code and what should be the actual code. Higher the cruft, poorer is the software design and architecture. We shall know about the four factors responsible for helping out to trim down the cruft in the entire development process.

factors defining a good software architecture

Architecture Structure

The type of architectural design defines its structure. For eg. Microservices architecture or even a layered or even a layered architecture. These design decisions depend upon the software development team.

Architecture Characteristics

The success of any product in question is all dependent on the good software architecture characteristic. The characteristics can be generalized in nature and need not necessarily detail out a particular functionality of the software system.

Architecture Decisions

The phase is meant to lay out standards that you need to follow while converting ideas into products. To cut it short, the decisions define the how the development team works on the allocated tasks.

Design Principles

The design principles and architectural decisions both almost come from the same land. The line of differences is only during designing software architecture. Various guidelines are laid out and need to be followed as compared to the stringent instructions of the architecture decisions. The UX design process gets the right navigation through these guidelines.


An ideal software architecture embedded with all necessary components of creativity and innovation can help maintain quality software throughout the life span. It can also help in segregation software into microservices that will ensure effortless management activities. However, the truth is nobody can get it right at the very time.

The best of the software product development projects will face cruft. And during these situations, a team of agile-driven expert professionals can trace these mistakes and get rid of them sooner or later. Good software architecture can save a lot of developers’ time and can prove to be profitable for the business. Make it possible by signing in your next software architecture development project with our Softqube experts who shall help you design software with a robust and scalable architecture.

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Hari Patel

I am the Managing Director of Softqube Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a modern-day digital transformation, design and development service provider. We provide services to businesses of all verticals across the globe. I believe and live by a mission that I help more entrepreneurs to build, launch and grow profitable businesses.

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