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Solution Architecture with .NET

By : Jamil Hallal
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Solution Architecture with .NET

By: Jamil Hallal

Overview of this book

Understanding solution architecture is a must to build and integrate robust systems to meet your client’s needs. This makes it crucial for a professional .NET software engineer to learn the key skills of a .NET solution architect to create a unique digital journey and build solutions for a wide range of industries, from strategy and design to implementation. With this handbook, developers working with the .NET technology will be able to put their knowledge to work. The book takes a hands-on approach to help you become an effective solution architect. You’ll start by learning the principles of the software development life cycle (SDLC), the roles and responsibilities of a .NET solution architect, and what makes a great .NET solution architect. As you make progress through the chapters, you’ll understand the principles of solution architecture and how to design a solution, and explore designing layers and microservices. You'll complete your learning journey by uncovering modern design patterns and techniques for designing and building digital solutions. By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to architect your modern web solutions with ASP.NET Core and Microsoft Azure and be ready to automate your development life cycle with Azure DevOps.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Understanding the Responsibilities of a Solution Architect
Section 2: Designing a Solution Architecture
Section 3: Architecting Modern Web Solutions with DevOps Solutions

Exploring Agile planning with Azure Boards

Azure Boards is a service provided by Microsoft as part of the Azure DevOps service. It provides a set of features and capabilities for managing the entire life cycle of the software project. It includes tools for managing Work Items, Sprints, and Backlogs. Moreover, it provides end-to-end predefined and customizable dashboards, allowing us to dig deeper into the big picture of the project's activities, alongside essential KPIs and metrics, to understand how the project is progressing.

Let's start by exploring the core features of Azure Boards.

Introducing Work Items

Work Items are the core components in Azure DevOps and can help our Agile team manage their daily work, organize Sprints, and prioritize tasks in Backlogs. A Work Item can be a general task, an issue, or a requirement. The following screenshot shows the landing page of Work Items:

Figure 10.1: Work Items landing page

Figure 10.1: Work Items landing page

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