Software Development Life Cycle Quiz

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What is the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) used for?

To design, develop and test high-quality software

In the design phase of Software Development Life Cycle, what is defined and documented?

Software architecture

What does software architecture involve?

Dividing software into subsystems and determining their interfaces

What is the impact of architecture on the final product?

Maintainability and performance

What does the software architecture serve as?

A blueprint for a system

In technical Architecture partitioning, how are components organized?

Components are organized by domain areas.

Which component of an event-driven architecture triggers asynchronous events and responds to asynchronous events happening in the system?

Event processor.

Which characteristics are true for microservices using a bounded context?

Changes of tables belonging to a particular service don’t impact other services.

What is the primary role of an API gateway in microservices?

API gateway in microservices contain business logic and perform orchestration.

What is a primary responsibility of a Software Architect?

Making high level design choices and decisions

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a Software Architect's role?

Collaborating with marketing teams

What is the main focus of Enterprise Architecture?

Overseeing the overall technology strategy and alignment with business goals

Which of the following technical skills is essential for a Software Architect?

Database schema optimization

In software architecture, what does 'Requirements Elicitation' refer to?

Gathering and documenting user needs and system requirements

Study Notes

Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

  • SDLC is used to plan, design, build, test, and deliver software products

Design Phase

  • In the design phase, the system design and architecture are defined and documented

Software Architecture

  • Software architecture involves designing the overall structure and behavior of a software system
  • Architecture has a significant impact on the final product, influencing its quality, scalability, and maintainability
  • Software architecture serves as a blueprint for the system, providing a roadmap for development and implementation

Technical Architecture Partitioning

  • Components are organized into layers or tiers, each with specific responsibilities and interactions

Event-Driven Architecture

  • An event handler component triggers asynchronous events and responds to asynchronous events happening in the system

Microservices Architecture

  • Microservices use a bounded context, which means each service has its own database and is loosely coupled with other services
  • Characteristics of microservices include autonomous development, testing, and deployment

API Gateway

  • The primary role of an API gateway is to act as an entry point for clients, routing requests to appropriate microservices

Software Architect Role

  • A primary responsibility of a Software Architect is to make strategic technical decisions
  • A Software Architect is NOT responsible for individual contributor tasks, such as coding or testing

Enterprise Architecture

  • The main focus of Enterprise Architecture is to align business strategy with IT infrastructure and systems

Skills for Software Architects

  • Technical skills essential for a Software Architect include requirements elicitation, which involves identifying and documenting software requirements

Requirements Elicitation

  • Requirements elicitation refers to the process of identifying and documenting software requirements from stakeholders

Test your knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with this quiz. Explore the process used by the software industry to design, develop, and test high-quality software, from gathering business requirements to deployment and maintenance.

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