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Salary surveys worldwide regularly place software architect in the top 10 best jobs, yet no real guide exists to help developers become architects. Until now. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of software architecture’s many aspects. Aspiring and existing architects alike will examine architectural characteristics, architectural patterns, component determination, diagramming and presenting architecture, evolutionary architecture, and many other topics.
Mark Richards and Neal Ford—hands-on practitioners who have taught software architecture classes professionally for years—focus on architecture principles that apply across all technology stacks. You’ll explore software architecture in a modern light, taking into account all the innovations of the past decade.
This book examines:Architecture patterns: The technical basis for many architectural decisions Components: Identification, coupling, cohesion, partitioning, and granularity Soft skills: Effective team management, meetings, negotiation, presentations, and more Modernity: Engineering practices and operational approaches that have changed radically in the past few years Architecture as an engineering discipline: Repeatable results, metrics, and concrete valuations that add rigor to software architecture
422 pages, Kindle Edition
First published January 27, 2020
Never shoot for the best architecture, but rather the least worst architecture.
All architectures become iterative because of unknown unknowns, Agile just recognizes this and does it sooner.
First Law of Software Architecture: Everything in software architecture is a trade-off. If an architect thinks they have discovered something that isn’t a trade-off, more likely they just haven’t identified the trade-off yet.
Second Law of Software Architecture: Why is more important than how.