Reference architectures (RA) have been studied to create a consistent notion of what constitutes them as well as their benefits and drawbacks. However, few empirical studies have been conducted to provide evidence that support the claims made. To increase this evidence, this paper investigates the actual industrial practice of using RAs. The study consists of a survey with 28 stakeholders from everis, a multinational consulting company based in Spain. We report the findings and contextualize them with previous research.
CitationMartinez, S. [et al.]. Benefits and drawbacks of reference architectures. A: European Congress on Software Architecture. "Software Architecture". Montpellier: Springer, 2013, p. 307-310.
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