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What is Software Architecture?

Doing some reading, studying the materials from a workshop I attended last year, I came across this gem again:

paper and pen on desk

Q: What is Software Architecture?
A: Software architecture is the set of decisions the software architect makes.

Q: What decisions does the software architect make?
A: The architecturally significant ones.

Q: What is architecturally significant?
A: The architect decides!

Tongue-in-cheek, of course; this is meant to provoke a deeper conversation, not to be taken at face-value. To read more, go to the source:

What is Software Architecture? by Bredemeyer Consulting

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