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Software Architecture

A Comprehensive Framework and Guide for Practitioners

Authors: Vogel, O., Arnold, I., Chughtai, A., Kehrer, T.

  • Provides an encompassing and consistent architectural taxonomy
  • Provides a holistic framework including both people and technology management
  • Provides a technology-independent perspective based on best practices
  • Authors combine for many years of industrial experiences and academic research
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About this book

As a software architect you work in a wide-ranging and dynamic environment. You have to understand the needs of your customer, design architectures that satisfy both functional and non-functional requirements, and lead development teams in implementing the architecture. And it is an environment that is constantly changing: trends such as cloud computing, service orientation, and model-driven procedures open up new architectural possibilities.

This book will help you to develop a holistic architectural awareness and knowledge base that extends beyond concrete methods, techniques, and technologies. It will also help you to acquire or expand the technical, methodological, and social competences that you need. The authors place the spotlight on you, the architect, and offer you long-term architectural orientation. They give you numerous guidelines, checklists, and best practices to support you in your practical work.

Software Architecture offers IT students, software developers, and software architects a holistic and consistent orientation across relevant topics. The book also provides valuable information and suggestions for system architects and enterprise architects, since many of the topics presented are also relevant for their work. Furthermore, IT project leads and other IT managers can use the book to acquire an enhanced understanding of architecture.

Further information is available at www.software-architecture-book.org.Further information is available at www.software-architecture-book.org.

About the authors

Oliver Vogel is a certified Enterprise and IT Architect with IBM Switzerland. He leads, coaches, and acts as consultant for international projects in architecture topics such as architectural design, implementation, evaluation, and governance. He is also the worldwide IBM Enterprise Architecture Education leader.

Ingo Arnold is a Global Enterprise Architect with Novartis, Switzerland. In addition to his role at Novartis, Ingo is an Associate Professor at the Universities of Basel, Switzerland, and Lörrach, Germany. He is also a well-known speaker at IT conferences, where he holds presentations on topics such as SOA, IT Security, and IT Governance for international audiences.

Arif Chughtai has been a successful freelance IT consultant and IT trainer for more than 10 years. His specialist fields include software architecture, service-oriented architectures, object-oriented software development, and model-driven software development. He regularly shares his expert knowledge in lectures, presentations, and technical articles.

Timo Kehrer is a scientific employee at the Software Engineering Group of the University of Siegen, Germany. He is currently researching model-based software development, model comparison, model version management, and model evolution.

Reviews

"Among the numerous books on the theory and practice of software architecture, we are extremely fortunate to have one that takes a broader perspective on this complex topic, covering not only the requisite technical tricks of the trade, but also the additional challenges arising from the social, business, and cultural contexts that must be fully accounted for in the design process. For seasoned professionals this text will serve as a very handy reference, while, for aspiring architects, it will uncover and explain (perhaps for the first time) the full set of skills required to do the job." - Bran Selic, Malina Software Corp., Ottawa, ON, Canada

“I am really looking forward to the latest edition of this book. I can highly recommend it for anyone who needs to deal with the topic of software architecture. It provides a comprehensive starting point for conscious architectural thinking.” - Karin Dürmeyer, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM IOT Northeast IT Architect Profession Leader

 

"The book provides an excellent, structured, and fundamental but equally comprehensive orientation in the complex topic of software architecture. I like the fact that instead of looking at specific technologies, it focuses more on concepts and explicitly considers the people and social aspects." - Bernd Oestereich (oose)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Vogel, Oliver (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Architecture Orientation Framework

    Vogel, Oliver (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

  • Architectures and Architecture Disciplines (WHAT)

    Vogel, Oliver (et al.)

    Pages 39-64

  • Architecture Perspectives (WHERE)

    Vogel, Oliver (et al.)

    Pages 65-95

  • Architecture Requirements (WHY)

    Vogel, Oliver (et al.)

    Pages 97-114

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-19736-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-19735-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42788-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Software Architecture
Book Subtitle
A Comprehensive Framework and Guide for Practitioners
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19736-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19736-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-19735-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42788-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 478
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