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Marcelo Ortega
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Joined: May 31, 2005
Posts: 528

Guys, i think it would be a great idea to add a new forum under the engineering section: Architecting.

Since this is a relatively new area in software engineering and seems to be getting a lot of attention lately.

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Isn't that OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring?

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Marcelo Ortega
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Joined: May 31, 2005
Posts: 528

Hmmm. These topics DO fall under what an architect would do/use, but it would be great if we had a forum for architecting in general, were ranchers could give architecting advice, experiences, HOW to go about it, etc.

Just a thought.

[ February 22, 2007: Message edited by: Marcelo Ortega ]
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
As far as I can tell, the line between design and architecture is quite blurred - in fact, there even isn't a single agreed upon definition of what architecture is.

Perhaps if we renamed the forum to something like "Architecture and Design", using the current title as the subtitle?

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fred rosenberger
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People have requested new forums in the past. Generally, we wait until we see a significant volume of threads on the topic before we create the new forum. the "if you build it, they will come" philosophy just doesn't seem to work here.

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Marcelo Ortega
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Joined: May 31, 2005
Posts: 528

Thats a good idea Ilja. Good point Fred. So would Ilja's ideas work?
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