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Discussion on: What is "Software Architecture"?

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Dr. Gernot Starke Author

Jonathan, thanx for your reply. Maybe "software engineering" would have been the better name for it - but "software architecture" has become a "thing" in our business, starting back in the 2000s.
A fairly large number of books, conferences and articles appeared, therefore we cannot simply erase that term from IT...

In addition, there are many embedded systems which are rarely or never changed at all - but still have an architecture (e.g. the software in your cars fuel injection pump...)

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Jonathan Boudreau

Just like how master/slave is no longer used in computer systems, this term can also be changed. Language is not immutable, new words are constantly added to dictionaries and some others fall into obscurity. Just my two cents.