"Among the numerous books on the theory and practice of software architecture, we are extremely fortunate to have one that takes a broader perspective on this complex topic, covering not only the requisite technical tricks of the trade, but also the additional challenges arising from the social, business, and cultural contexts that must be fully accounted for in the design process. For seasoned professionals this text will serve as a very handy reference, while, for aspiring architects, it will uncover and explain (perhaps for the first time) the full set of skills required to do the job." - Bran Selic, Malina Software Corp., Ottawa, ON, Canada
“I am really looking forward to the latest edition of this book. I can highly recommend it for anyone who needs to deal with the topic of software architecture. It provides a comprehensive starting point for conscious architectural thinking.” - Karin Dürmeyer, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM IOT Northeast IT Architect Profession Leader
"The book provides an excellent, structured, and fundamental but equally comprehensive orientation in the complex topic of software architecture. I like the fact that instead of looking at specific technologies, it focuses more on concepts and explicitly considers the people and social aspects." - Bernd Oestereich (oose)
From the Back Cover
As a software architect you work in a wide-ranging and dynamic environment. You have to understand the needs of your customer, design architectures that satisfy both functional and non-functional requirements, and lead development teams in implementing the architecture. And it is an environment that is constantly changing: trends such as cloud computing, service orientation, and model-driven procedures open up new architectural possibilities.
This book will help you to develop a holistic architectural awareness and knowledge base that extends beyond concrete methods, techniques, and technologies. It will also help you to acquire or expand the technical, methodological, and social competences that you need. The authors place the spotlight on you, the architect, and offer you long-term architectural orientation. They give you numerous guidelines, checklists, and best practices to support you in your practical work.
Software Architecture offers IT students, software developers, and software architects a holistic and consistent orientation across relevant topics. The book also provides valuable information and suggestions for system architects and enterprise architects, since many of the topics presented are also relevant for their work. Furthermore, IT project leads and other IT managers can use the book to acquire an enhanced understanding of architecture.
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