Program architecture can be thought of as the blueprint of whatever it is you’re trying to build in the first place. It is a high-level plan that has been thoroughly fleshed out before any line of code is ever written
Before any coding, before any exploration of potential languages and frameworks, it’s integral to design the high level structures of the software system you’re trying to build.
In essence, this process involves a serious amount of time spent on Discovery and truly understanding the nature of the problem that you’re trying to solve in the first place. Once a problem has been well defined, you can begin to structure a viable solution.
Far too often, first-time developers or entrepreneurs have a task in mind and begin hacking away at their computers before sitting down and seriously considering just how they are going to solve a problem or build a certain product.
You can save an immense amount of time, build better products, and iterate through more quickly if you take the time in the beginning to lay out the program architecture you have in mind – this will help lead the developers and allow you to produce much better quality products.