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Discussion on: Packaging is not an architecture or few words about Monolith

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Milebroke

Ahh I think I understand you a bit more.
I also think there are different aspects and levels of an architecture.

A whole software has an architecture.
A single service has an architecture.
Packaging is part of an architecture but not the whole architecture itself.

When speaking of a monolith I think the whole software (not a single service) is meant. How the packaging is handled is somehow unrelated to this meaning (but is still part of the architecture). This is my opinion and I don't think that there is one right answer for this.

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Sergiy Yevtushenko Author • Edited on

I still disagree. Packaging relationship to architecture is similar to relationship of technology stack - language/framework/platform/DB/cloud/etc. It has influence on architecture (for example, it might be necessary to add Circuit Breakers at some points), but architecture in general remains unchanged.