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We provide you with the arc42 template for architecture documentation - Open Source, pragmatic, free of charge. You fill it with your architecture decisions - Simple, effective and painless.



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The arc42-method

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arc42 is systematic but flexible. Suitable for large and small teams in iterative or less agile processes.


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The shortest possible form of technical documentation, the elevator-pitch. All the important stuff on a single page


arc42 is based on practical experience of many systems in various domains, from information and web systems, real-time and embedded to business intelligence and data warehouses.

arc42 provides a template for documentation and communication of software and system architectures.

arc42 supports arbitrary technologies and tools.

arc42 is completely process-agnostic, and especially well-suited for lean and agile development approaches.

arc42 is open-source and can be used free of charge, in commercial and private situations. See our license page for details.

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