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Software Architecture for Busy Developers

By : Stéphane Eyskens
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Software Architecture for Busy Developers

By: Stéphane Eyskens

Overview of this book

Are you a seasoned developer who likes to add value to a project beyond just writing code? Have you realized that good development practices are not enough to make a project successful, and you now want to embrace the bigger picture in the IT landscape? If so, you're ready to become a software architect; someone who can deal with any IT stakeholder as well as add value to the numerous dimensions of software development. The sheer volume of content on software architecture can be overwhelming, however. Software Architecture for Busy Developers is here to help. Written by Stéphane Eyskens, author of The Azure Cloud Native Mapbook, this book guides you through your software architecture journey in a pragmatic way using real-world scenarios. By drawing on over 20 years of consulting experience, Stéphane will help you understand the role of a software architect, without the fluff or unnecessarily complex theory. You'll begin by understanding what non-functional requirements mean and how they concretely impact target architecture. The book then covers different frameworks used across the entire enterprise landscape with the help of use cases and examples. Finally, you'll discover ways in which the cloud is becoming a game changer in the world of software architecture. By the end of this book, you'll have gained a holistic understanding of the architectural landscape, as well as more specific software architecture skills. You'll also be ready to pursue your software architecture journey on your own - and in just one weekend!
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: The Broader Architecture Landscape
Section 3: Software Design Patterns and Architecture Models
Section 4: Impact of the Cloud on Software Architecture Practices
Section 5: Architectural Trends and Summary

ITIL in a nutshell

ITIL is a United Kingdom (UK)-born framework. Back in the 1980s, the UK administration realized that its internal IT service management was rather chaotic. They decided to clean the house and build a framework that would assemble best practices from all over the place when it came to service management. Since then, ITIL, currently at version 4 (v4), is a world-leading IT service management framework. Infrastructure and operations teams around the world use ITIL, consciously or unconsciously.

ITIL primarily focuses on internal customers. For example, when you, as an employee or collaborator, request a corporate laptop to work with or when you need to access a certain system, you resort to ITSM. ITSM encompasses the organizational capabilities that deliver value to a customer (internal, in this case). The infrastructure department and the service-desk function are the back offices of a company. They keep the lights on and make sure everyone has the necessary tools...