Architectural patterns of IT systems offered by JCommerce
Software architecture is nothing more than a pattern of organization of all components, given functions and interactions between them. It also contains a description and requirements in terms of building particular elements and developing the solution.
Our teams, under the supervision of experienced Technical Solution Managers, use proven and recognized architectural patterns. We indicate the best project implementation methods so that the IT systems we create meet all technical and business requirements. We make sure that each system we work on keeps up with the trends, so in the majority of the solutions developed by our programmers, we use:
This software architecture pattern, also known as the ports and adapters pattern, is based on the assumption of maximum separation of business logic from all external components, including frameworks, databases and external services. In practice, hexagonal architecture ensures better control over the code, results in a fewer number of tests, and ensures independence in the context of external libraries and changes implemented in them. It works well in projects with expanded business logic and based on problem solving.
The software architecture based on this pattern uses events in the system that are provided by vendors. Each event triggered by a specific user action evokes a given task, which can then activate other system components. This model is used to design systems connecting multiple event providers, e.g. platforms for partner channel management.
The architecture is based on the services of external providers, without engaging the client’s employees in the management process. In this pattern, the size and capabilities of the available resources are strictly matched to the demand of the currently running code. The provider is responsible for ensuring resource availability, service operation and maintenance. This model is characterized by high flexibility, effectiveness, efficiency and a short implementation time, which is why it works well, for example, in web applications.
The system consists of standalone software modules, each of which performs a specific task or solves a particular problem. All of the elements communicate via the API, which plays a key role in the architecture and aims to achieve the business goals. In microservices software architecture, the main advantages are the capabilities of scaling and implementing quick changes without the need to update the entire system. This has a significant impact on the choice of architecture, especially in the case of large and complex systems.
Other software architecture styles we use
During the implementation of projects, we deal with different types of architecture. Among the popular software architecture styles, we often deal with the following options:
When an organization’s business requirements and the complexity of IT systems are greater, object-oriented architecture is the solution. It is based on the assumption of designing all elements and functions as standalone creations. This means that the possibilities of changing and developing individual components are significant.
Architecture with a central database
In this case, the architectural model is based on the main database and components connected to it that perform various operations on the data. Such solutions are used to maintain data integrity.
This solution is a model that is most often used for developing simple tools, applications and systems. Here we can distinguish:
- single-tier architecture – a simple solution for the development of simple desktop tools.
- two-tier architecture – used to model client-server solutions, where the client layer is separated from the logic or data layer only by a communication protocol.
- three-tier architecture – most popular in terms of websites, services and applications, consisting of, for example, a layer visible to the customer, a layer operated by the provider and a database layer.
We provide key quality attributes
We make sure that the architecture we create meets the client’s requirements and has all the attributes that ensure compatibility with the client’s business model and the other tools they use. When working on a project, software architecture may turn out to be a key element impacting the quality of the code created and given functionalities. For this reason, our teams ensure that the software developed meets the highest quality standards and has complete project documentation.