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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

The enterprise architect versus the technical architect versus the solution architect

There are three different architecture-related roles in the information technology industry. Each of these roles is equally essential in the software development life cycle and cannot be replaced by any other positions:

  • Enterprise architect
  • Technical architect
  • Solution architect

Now, let's learn more about the difference between these roles:

Figure 3.4: The difference between enterprise architects, technical architects, and solution architects

Figure 3.4: The difference between enterprise architects, technical architects, and solution architects

Enterprise architects are responsible for collaborating with key stakeholders to define business goals and establishing the entire enterprise infrastructure (such as software and hardware), which supports the needs of the organization. They mainly focus on implementing and managing complex IT solutions that target critical and strategic business goals at the same time.

Meanwhile, solution architects...