Vertically Integrated Architectures

Versioned Data Models, Implicit Services, and Persistence-Aware Programming

Authors: Jong, Jos

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  • Presents the first comprehensive analysis of the urgent need for Vertically Integrated Architectures (VIA) and offers numerous unique insights and out-of-the-box proposals to make VIA a reality in the real world
  • Explains how and why the separation between layers and tiers in service-oriented architectures holds software developers back from being truly productive and how VIA can remedy that problem
  • Makes bold but substantiated statements; understand, for example, why service-oriented architectures (SOA) are holding developers back from improving productivity and quality.
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Understand how and why the separation between layers and tiers in service-oriented architectures holds software developers back from being truly productive, and how you can remedy that problem. 

Strong processes and development tools can help developers write more complex software, but large amounts of code can still be directly deduced from the underlying database model, hampering developer productivity. In a world with a shortage of developers, this is bad news. More code also increases maintenance costs and the risk of bugs, meaning less time is spent improving the quality of systems. 

You will learn that by making relationships first-class citizens within an item/relationship model, you can develop an extremely compact query language, inspired by natural language. You will also learn how this model can serve as both a database schema and an object model upon which to build business logic. Implicit services free you from writing code for standard read/write operations, while still supporting fine-grained authorization. 

Vertically Integrated Architectures explains how functional schema mappings can solve database migrations and service versioning at the same time, and how all this can support any client, from free-format to fully vertically integrated types. Unleash the potential and use VIA to drastically increase developer productivity and quality.


 What You'll Learn 

  • See how the separation between application server and database in a SOA-based architecture might be justifiable from a historical perspective, but can also hold us back
  • Examine how the vertical integration of application logic and database functionality can drastically increase developer productivity and quality
  • Review why application developers only need to write pure business logic if an architecture takes care of basic read/write client-server communication and data persistence
  • Understand why a set-oriented and persistence-aware programming language would not only make it easier to build applications, but would also enable the fully optimized execution of incoming service requests

 Who This Book Is For 

Software architects, senior software developers, computer science professionals and students, and the open source community.



   

About the authors

Jos Jong is a self-employed independent senior software engineer and software architect. He has been developing software for more than 35 years, in both technical and enterprise environments. His knowledge ranges from mainframes, C++, and Smalltalk to Python, Java, and Objective-C. He has worked with numerous different platforms and kept studying to learn about other programming languages and programming concepts. In addition to developing many generic components, some code generators and advanced data synchronization solutions, he has prototyped several innovative database and programming language concepts. He is an abstract thinker, who loves to study the fundamentals of software engineering, and is always eager to reflect on new trends. You can connect with him on Twitter @jos_jong_nl.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $24.99
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $32.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4251-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vertically Integrated Architectures
Book Subtitle
Versioned Data Models, Implicit Services, and Persistence-Aware Programming
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Jos Jong
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4252-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4252-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-4251-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 244
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
Topics