Form over Substance

By: John D. McGregor


Form follows function is a ubiquitous design rule which would seem to support substance over form. It simply sets the stage for development processes that first determine what a product should do and then determines the shape of the architecture. And yet how many projects start with an assumption about which architectural style will be used?

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John D. McGregor, “Form over Substance”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 6, no. 8 (September 2007), pp. 9-17, doi:10.5381/jot.2007.6.8.c1.

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