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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

Taking a look at the common pitfalls for architects

Too often, mistakes are learned about the hard way. In this section, we are going to highlight some traps that can affect the outcome of the solution architect:

  • Avoid over-architecting the solution; for instance, by adding unnecessary layers and components to the solution, which can instead be replaced with simple classes. Over-architecting will increase the development activities and complicate the troubleshooting in the case of errors, which will decrease the achievements that your clients are looking for. Try to simplify your architecture and make it more aligned with the business requirements.
  • Consider writing custom code instead of using ready-made and open-source frameworks or libraries. For instance, let's assume you need to build a responsive web solution; here, you have two options.

    The first option is to reinvent the wheel and roll your own responsive framework. This option is costly since you need to develop...