Software Design versus Software Architecture. What is the difference?
For the longest time I thought I understood the difference between Software Design and Software Architecture.
I was always referencing the field of Architecture, in which you can design a home and you can architect a home.
In this case, architecture is the larger of the two. Design is usually just part of Architecture.
But recently I got totally confused when I had a chat with my (very smart) project manager.
Can anyone shed light on this in the context of Software?
Nicholas Deweert, Feb 23, 2013