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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

Delving into the most recurrent patterns and applying them to a use-case scenario

Admittedly, I have not performed any scientific research to assess which patterns are the most used ones. This is based on empirical observations in the field. In this section, we will focus on the most frequently used patterns, whichever type of application is built. In Chapter 6, Impact of the Cloud on the Software Architecture Practices, and Chapter 7, Architectural Trends and Global Summary, we will review patterns that are inherent to cloud-native and newer architectural trends, while the current section focuses on more traditional patterns.

The following diagram shows some of the patterns we are going to focus on:

Figure 5.1 – Design patterns we will focus on

In case you are wondering, the repository pattern has a dark background because its exact positioning is subject to debate. There is no real consensus about which category it belongs to. The pattern is itself...