Use Markdown Architectural Decision Records

Context and Problem Statement

We want to record architectural decisions made in this project. Which format and structure should these records follow?

Considered Options

Decision Outcome

Chosen option: "MADR 2.1.2", because

  • Implicit assumptions should be made explicit.

    Design documentation is important to enable people understanding the decisions later on.

    See also A rational design process: How and why to fake it.

  • The MADR format is lean and fits our development style.

  • The MADR structure is comprehensible and facilitates usage & maintenance.

  • The MADR project is vivid.

  • Version 2.1.2 is the latest one available when starting to document ADRs.