- uses different levels (L0 to Ln) to describe architecture
- talks about cell-based architecture
This discussion has hopefully illuminated the importance of simplicity in our architectural representations. As we venture further into the world of architecture, keep in mind that our primary mission is not solely to design systems but to effectively communicate these designs. Regardless of the complexity of the system, our challenge lies in maintaining simplicity in understanding. Continue to tune in as we explore further into the nuances of software architecture, and remember: clear, effective communication is the key to successful architecture.
From a security perspective, simple systems are advantageous as they typically have a smaller attack surface. Every component in a system, every line of code, represents a potential vulnerability that attackers could exploit. By reducing the complexity, we minimize these potential entry points, making the system inherently more secure. Simplicity also facilitates security reviews and audits as the system is easier to comprehend and scrutinize in detail, ensuring no security loophole goes unnoticed.
If you don’t actively fight for simplicity in software, complexity will win. …and it will suck.