3. A 5000ft View of Software Design

💡 The more unknown unknowns, the better the chance of accidental complexity. Here, we squash many unknown unknowns in the world of software design through the concept of layers of design and a 5000ft view of how it's all connected. The goal of this chapter is to get a high-level understanding of what we need to know to master software design.

Chapter goals

  • Understand the difference between software design and architecture
  • Understand the big picture of software design and how various levels of design fit within each other

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This is an online wiki and book about the basics of software design and architecture with TypeScript by Khalil Stemmler, Developer Advocate @ Apollo GraphQL .

This book’s mission is to teach developers the essential skills and practices to write testable, flexible, and maintainable code.

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