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What is a reference architecture?
The term “architecture” seems to be in ever increasing use in its technological context. As an extrapolation from the construction term that Frank Lloyd Wright would have been familiar with, its definition as the “overall design of a computing system and the logical and physical interrelationships between its components” is intuitively obvious. The fact that the architecture specifies the hardware, software, access methods and protocols used throughout the system comes as a surprise to no-one.
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Anyone who travels with a laptop soon develops a bittersweet relationship with international power adaptor plugs. Sure, they turn your homeland plug into something that approximates to what’s needed. But we’re all too familiar with the questionable connections, the weight that pulls away from the wall, and the bulk that baulks adjacent sockets. Adaptor plugs do a job, but they’re compromised. Compromise is also a familiar bedfellow for safety critical software development lifecycle is littered with similar compromises. But not all of them are quite so obvious.