Csa-Assignment 1 Essay

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Table of Contents

1 ABSTRACT 2

2 INTRODUCTION 3

2.1. Architecture Business Cycle (ABC) 3

2.2. Microsoft Windows Desktop Timeline 4

3 MICROSOFT WINDOWS 3.1 5

3.1. Relationship to the Architecture Business Cycle 5

4 MICROSOFT WINDOWS 95 7

4.1 Relationship to the Architecture Business Cycle 7

5 MICROSOFT WINDOWS 98 9

5.1 Relationship to the Architecture Business Cycle 9

6 MICROSOFT WINDOWS ME 11

6.1 Relationship to the Architecture Business Cycle 11

7 MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP 13

7.1. Relationship to the Architecture Business Cycle 13

8 CONCLUSION 15

9 REFERENCE 16

10 BIBLIOGRAPHY 16

APPENDIX 17

ABSTRACT

This paper is intended to define the software architecture, and the
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Within the Architecture Business Cycle, architecture-centric activities include creating the business case for the system, understanding the requirements, creating and/or selecting the architecture, documenting and communicating the architecture, analyzing or evaluating the architecture, implementing the system based on the architecture, and ensuring that the implementation conforms to the architecture.

Figure 2.1 is the Architecture Business Cycle. It shows that software architecture involves more than just technical requirements for a system. It also involves non-technical factors, such as the architect’s background, the development environment and the business goals of the sponsoring organization. The relationships among business goals, product requirements, architects’ experience, architectures and fielded systems form a cycle with feedback loops that an organization can manage to handle growth, expand its enterprise area, and take advantage of previous investments in architectures and system building.

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Figure 2.1 Architecture Business Cycle (Bass, Clements, Kazman, 2003).

2 Microsoft Windows Desktop Timeline

The original name for Windows was Interface Manager. This was renamed Microsoft Windows in September 1981. Windows 1.0 first came out in 1985. By 1990, over 10 million copies had been sold. In August 1995, Windows 95 was released in a buying fever so great that even people

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