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The Art Of Software Development (part 2): Designing For Simplicity
Keep it simple, stupid!

| The Road Ahead |

In the first part of this article, I introduced you to the five phases of a software development project, and spent some time on the first phase, requirements analysis. I explained the importance of clearly defining and understanding your customer's requirements before beginning work, and showed you how to put together a professional requirements document that would serve as the basis for future activity.

With that first phase out of the way, it's time to move on to what I personally find to be the most challenging phase of any software project: design. This is when you meditate on the requirements defined previously and design the architecture of your application so that it satisfies all of them, while simultaneously meeting the goals of stability, security, performance and maintainability. Needless to say, this isn't easy - but it will get your creative juices flowing. Keep reading!

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