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Pradeep bhatt
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What are architectural patterns?


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Lasse Koskela
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Here is a nice introduction to architectural patterns. Some people call them architectural styles, I believe. In short, architectural patterns deal with how to build a system while design patterns deal with how to solve a problem. Typically, an architectural pattern presents a combination of architectural components/modules and their roles.


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Chris Mathews
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Architectural Patterns are much broader in scope than Design Patterns. An example of an Architectural Pattern is the much-loved MVC Pattern.
If you are looking for books on Architectural Patterns, I suggest:
Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, Volume 1: A System of Patterns(great book on broad architecture choices)
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture(easily the best book written about enterprise application development)
 
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