This book offers a comprehensive guide to software architecture, with an emphasis on engineering principles and techniques. It covers the design of both large-scale and small-scale systems, from initial requirements gathering through implementation and testing. The author presents a range of proven approaches for creating high-quality software architectures, including modularity, redundancy, abstraction, encapsulation, layering, and dependency management. He also explores key challenges such as scalability and maintainability, offering practical solutions for addressing them.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for software architects, developers, and managers who want to learn the essential principles and practices of software architecture. It offers a comprehensive guide to the design of large-scale and small-scale systems, from initial requirements gathering through implementation and testing.
- The book has a comprehensive guide to software architecture.
- The author presents a range of proven approaches for creating high-quality software architectures.
- The book covers the design of both large and small scale systems
- The book is a little dry
- It’s not very applicable to day-to-day software development
- The examples are all from older systems
Learn more about the author
Mark Richards is a senior software architect at IBM. He has more than thirty years of experience in the development and design of large-scale systems.
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“This is an excellent book on software architecture. The material is well organized and the writing style is clear and concise. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about this important topic.”