There's a lot to be said for doing something that's been done before. It's a lot easier to bake a cake from a recipe than to incur the risks and possible failure of making it up as you go along. When you have a recipe in hand, not only do you know what you'll get, you know what you have to do to create the end product. The risk is minimal, and to a certain degree, success is guaranteed.
The same goes for software. Few companies want to go off into uncharted waters in the software development process. It's safer—and many times easier—to do something that's been done before. As with the baking analogy, the process and end product are well known. Doing something that's been done before is less risky than doing something new from scratch. Hence the value of design patterns.
Because working with design patterns is an important part of enterprise architecture, we published a broad range of articles about architecture patterns in 2021.
It turns out the articles were quite popular. The topics ranged from 12 Factor Apps to different types of messaging patterns with a whole lot more in between.
Here is a list of the top 10 articles about enterprise architecture patterns on Enable Architect in 2021. Take a look at them and see if you agree with our readers' choices.
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