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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

ATAM and agile at scale

As stated earlier, many corporations tend to adopt agile methodologies as part of their digital transformation journey. You may wonder if ATAM is adequate in agile organizations. This question deserves to be asked and probably has no definitive answer.

However, let me try to share my opinion about this. Agile methodologies, in general, aim to deliver incremental business value in a timely and cost-efficient fashion. The important keyword here is incremental. Agile embraces the concept of a minimum viable product (MVP), which, in a nutshell, is a production-grade application with a minimal number of functionalities that are enough to be considered viable by the business to attract early adopters and launch a product on the market before the competitors. This definition of an MVP clearly targets functional features, not really NFRs. While this incremental way of working is perfectly possible with features that are yet to be developed, it is hardly applicable...