Should we practice "system test driven development?"
Maybe not! ATDD and similar things are already here!
Caught a v neat article on InfoQ by Stefan Friese on architecturally aligned testing... it's useful read.
I reproduce my comment, below, before I forget a few simple ideas...
Stefan, a great article!
Also check out Caitie MaCaffrey's talks / paper on distributed systems verification . . .
Rechtin on Ultraquality - The Challenge
Excellence Beyond Measure and the need for Ultraquality Systems
Continuing the complex systems architecture theme and discussion of ultra-quality systems, the excerpt below is taken from Eberhardt Rechtin, Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems, 1991, Chap 8.
Several issues spring to mind today, particularly how the need for some ultra-quality systems continues to be driven . . .
Rechtin on Ultraquality - Redundancy and Fault Tolerance
The Writings of a Complex Systems Architecture Legend
In his classic (but criminally overlooked) 1991 book "Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems," Eberhardt Rechtin discusses technical, managerial and architectural responses to the challenge of building high quality systems. Despite being several decades old, 'modern' techniques like Lean manufacturing . . .