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Software Architect's Handbook

By : Joseph Ingeno
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Software Architect's Handbook

By: Joseph Ingeno

Overview of this book

The Software Architect’s Handbook is a comprehensive guide to help developers, architects, and senior programmers advance their career in the software architecture domain. This book takes you through all the important concepts, right from design principles to different considerations at various stages of your career in software architecture. The book begins by covering the fundamentals, benefits, and purpose of software architecture. You will discover how software architecture relates to an organization, followed by identifying its significant quality attributes. Once you have covered the basics, you will explore design patterns, best practices, and paradigms for efficient software development. The book discusses which factors you need to consider for performance and security enhancements. You will learn to write documentation for your architectures and make appropriate decisions when considering DevOps. In addition to this, you will explore how to design legacy applications before understanding how to create software architectures that evolve as the market, business requirements, frameworks, tools, and best practices change over time. By the end of this book, you will not only have studied software architecture concepts but also built the soft skills necessary to grow in this field.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)

The Meaning of Software Architecture

A comprehensive look at software architecture must first begin with its definition. This chapter provides reasons as to why software architecture plays an important role in a software project, and the benefits of having a good architectural design.

It is also important to understand the stakeholders and team members who are affected by the software architecture of a system. The chapter will go into detail about the software architect's role, what software architects are supposed to know, and whether the role is right for you.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • What is software architecture?
  • Why is software architecture important?
  • Who are the consumers of software architectures?
  • What is the software architect role?