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Discussion on: What’s the architecture of your system?

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Aaron Todd

I was going to comment along these lines as well. To me the best software designs build in the idea of making decisions as late as possible. The reason being that this will be when you have the most information possible to make the decision. Another one is that you want to mitigate against bad decisions as much as possible.

Of course this then lends itself to talks of trade offs which I think are also important. To meet the 'late decisions' prerogative might mean abstractions that are harder than talking directly to a chosen framework. How to use a native RDBMS feature might provide 100x performance whilst still keeping the ORM flexible etc.