SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATIONS THEORY AND PRACTICE

Author: Richard N. Taylor
Publisher:
ISBN: 8126528028
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre:

Market_Desc: Software Architects and Systems Engineers Special Features: · Approaches software architecture from a rigorous systems view while also including real-world perspectives· Incorporates the very latest research results as well as some material that is completely new· Focuses on practical principles and insights· Addresses a wide range of topics· Contains a CD-ROM that includes tools and technologies that enable readers to apply many of the key techniques discussed About The Book: Designed for software engineers, Software Architecture is the first With CD book to cover the maturing and important area of software engineering and development. It approaches software architecture from a rigorous systems view while also including real-world perspectives. The chapters incorporate the very latest research results as well as some material that is completely new. Many of the key techniques discussed are supported by tools and technologies included on the book's CD-ROM. Through this package, software engineers will be armed with concise, practical strategies for designing, implementing, and evolving successful systems using software architecture.

Software Architecture

Author: Richard N. Taylor
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0470167742
Release Date: 2009-01-09
Genre: Computers

Software architecture is foundational to the development of large, practical software-intensive applications. This brand-new text covers all facets of software architecture and how it serves as the intellectual centerpiece of software development and evolution. Critically, this text focuses on supporting creation of real implemented systems. Hence the text details not only modeling techniques, but design, implementation, deployment, and system adaptation -- as well as a host of other topics -- putting the elements in context and comparing and contrasting them with one another. Rather than focusing on one method, notation, tool, or process, this new text/reference widely surveys software architecture techniques, enabling the instructor and practitioner to choose the right tool for the job at hand. Software Architecture is intended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in software architecture, software design, component-based software engineering, and distributed systems; the text may also be used in introductory as well as advanced software engineering courses.

Software Architecture

Author: Richard N. Taylor
Publisher:
ISBN: 1119115809
Release Date: 2008
Genre:

Software architecture is foundational to the development of large, practical software-intensive applications. This brand-new text covers all facets of software architecture and how it serves as the intellectual centerpiece of software development and evolution. Critically, this text focuses on supporting creation of real implemented systems. Hence the text details not only modeling techniques, but design, implementation, deployment, and system adaptation -- as well as a host of other topics -- putting the elements in context and comparing and contrasting them with one another. Rather than focu.

Software Architecture

Author: Oliver Vogel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642197369
Release Date: 2011-09-18
Genre: Computers

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.

Essential Software Architecture

Author: Ian Gorton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642191762
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Computers

Job titles like “Technical Architect” and “Chief Architect” nowadays abound in software industry, yet many people suspect that “architecture” is one of the most overused and least understood terms in professional software development. Gorton’s book tries to resolve this dilemma. It concisely describes the essential elements of knowledge and key skills required to be a software architect. The explanations encompass the essentials of architecture thinking, practices, and supporting technologies. They range from a general understanding of structure and quality attributes through technical issues like middleware components and service-oriented architectures to recent technologies like model-driven architecture, software product lines, aspect-oriented design, and the Semantic Web, which will presumably influence future software systems. This second edition contains new material covering enterprise architecture, agile development, enterprise service bus technologies, RESTful Web services, and a case study on how to use the MeDICi integration framework. All approaches are illustrated by an ongoing real-world example. So if you work as an architect or senior designer (or want to someday), or if you are a student in software engineering, here is a valuable and yet approachable knowledge source for you.

Beyond Software Architecture

Author: Luke Hohmann
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0132465949
Release Date: 2003-01-30
Genre: Computers

Successfully managing the relationship between business and technology is a daunting task faced by all companies in the twenty-first century. Beyond Software Architecture is a practical guide to properly managing this mission-critical relationship. In our modern economy, every software decision can have a significant impact on business; conversely, most business decisions will influence a software application's viability. This book contains keen insights and useful lessons about creating winning software solutions in the context of a real-world business. Software should be designed to deliver value to an organization, but all too often it brings turmoil instead. Powerful applications are available in the marketplace, but purchasing or licensing these technologies does not guarantee success. Winning solutions must be properly integrated into an organization's infrastructure. Software expert Luke Hohmann teaches you the business ramifications of software-architecture decisions, and further instructs you on how to understand and embrace the business issues that must be resolved to achieve software success. Using this book as a roadmap, business managers and development teams can safely navigate the minefield of important decisions that they face on a regular basis. The resulting synergy between business and technology will allow you to create winning technology solutions, and ensure your organization's success--now and in the future.

12 Essential Skills for Software Architects

Author: Dave Hendricksen
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321717290
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Computers

Master the Crucial Non -Technical Skills Every Software Architect Needs! Thousands of software professionals have the necessary technical qualifications to become architects, but far fewer have the crucial non-technical skills needed to get hired and succeed in this role. In today's agile environments, these "soft" skills have grown even more crucial to success as an architect. For many developers, however, these skills don't come naturally-and they're rarely addressed in formal training. Now, long-time software architect Dave Hendricksen helps you fill this gap, supercharge your organizational impact, and quickly move to the next level in your career. In 12 Essential Skills for Software Architects, Hendricksen begins by pinpointing the specific relationship, personal, and business skills that successful architects rely upon. Next, he presents proven methods for systematically developing and sharpening every one of these skills, from negotiation and leadership to pragmatism and vision. From start to finish, this book's practical insights can help you get the architect position you want-and thrive once you have it! The soft skills you need... ...and a coherent framework and practical methodology for mastering them! Relationship skills Leadership, politics, gracious behavior, communication, negotiation Personal skills Context switching, transparency, passion Business skills Pragmatism, vision, business knowledge, innovation

Software Architecture in Practice

Author: Len Bass
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321154959
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

• •A thorough introduction to all aspects of software architecture •Shows how the knowledge and application of software architecture can help an organisation achieve the quality goals of its systems •The field of software architecture continues to grow, and this book is the leading introduction

Just Enough Software Architecture

Author: George Fairbanks
Publisher: Marshall & Brainerd
ISBN: 9780984618101
Release Date: 2010-08-30
Genre: Computers

This is a practical guide for software developers, and different than other software architecture books. Here's why: It teaches risk-driven architecting. There is no need for meticulous designs when risks are small, nor any excuse for sloppy designs when risks threaten your success. This book describes a way to do just enough architecture. It avoids the one-size-fits-all process tar pit with advice on how to tune your design effort based on the risks you face. It democratizes architecture. This book seeks to make architecture relevant to all software developers. Developers need to understand how to use constraints as guiderails that ensure desired outcomes, and how seemingly small changes can affect a system's properties. It cultivates declarative knowledge. There is a difference between being able to hit a ball and knowing why you are able to hit it, what psychologists refer to as procedural knowledge versus declarative knowledge. This book will make you more aware of what you have been doing and provide names for the concepts. It emphasizes the engineering. This book focuses on the technical parts of software development and what developers do to ensure the system works not job titles or processes. It shows you how to build models and analyze architectures so that you can make principled design tradeoffs. It describes the techniques software designers use to reason about medium to large sized problems and points out where you can learn specialized techniques in more detail. It provides practical advice. Software design decisions influence the architecture and vice versa. The approach in this book embraces drill-down/pop-up behavior by describing models that have various levels of abstraction, from architecture to data structure design.

Design Rules The power of modularity

Author: Carliss Young Baldwin
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262024667
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Business & Economics

Using the computer industry as an example, this work develops a theory of design and industrial revolution. It argues that the industry has experienced previously unimaginable levels of innovation and growth because it embraced the concept of modularity.

Theory and Practice of Pile Foundations

Author: Wei Dong Guo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203125328
Release Date: 2012-11-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Pile Foundations are an essential basis for many structures. It is vital that they be designed with the utmost reliability, because the cost of failure is potentially huge. Covering a whole range of design issues relating to pile design, this book presents economical and efficient design solutions and demonstrates them using real world examples. Coverage includes nonlinear response of single piles to vertical or torsional loading and to cyclic lateral loading, as well as prediction of nonlinear response of lateral pile groups, vertically loaded pile groups and the design of slope stabilising piles. Most solutions are provided as closed-form expressions. Theory and Practice of Pile Foundations is: illustrated with case studies accompanied by practical applications in Excel and MathCad the first book to incorporate nonlinear interaction into pile design. A valuable resource for students of geotechnical engineering taking courses in foundations and a vital tool for engineers designing pile foundations.

Balancing Agility and Discipline

Author: Barry W. Boehm
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321186125
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computers

* *Helps organization achieve the speed of agility without sacrificing the discipline of process *For quick learning and easy reference, the margins contain a "fast track" summary of the material *Forewords by Grady Booch, Alistair Cockburn, and Watts Humphrey!

Integration Ready Architecture and Design

Author: Jeff Zhuk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521525837
Release Date: 2004-07-26
Genre: Computers

What would you do if your IT job was no longer performed in your country? Your survival does not lie in limiting global collaborative engineering. IT workers will survive and prosper because of their ability to innovate, to quickly learn and change directions, and to evolve from Information Technology into Distributed Knowledge Marketplace. You have no choice but to be pro-active, learn to stay current, even run ahead of the game. Integration-Ready Architecture and Design bridges the gap for a new generation of wired and wireless software technologies and teaches a set of skills that are demanded by fast moving software evolution. This up-to-date textbook integrates theory and practice, going from foundations and concepts to specific applications. Through deep insights into almost all areas of modern CIS and IT, Zhuk provides an entry into the new world of integrated knowledge and software engineering. Readers will learn the 'what's, why's, and how's' on: J2EE, J2ME, .NET, JSAPI, JMS, JMF, SALT, VoiceXML, WAP, 802.11, CDNA, GPRS, CycL, XML, and multiple XML-based technologies including RDF, DAML, SOAP, UDDI, and WDSL. Students, architects, designers, coders, and even management benefit from innovative ideas and detailed examples for building multi-dimensional worlds of enterprise applications and creating distributed knowledge marketplace.

Software Testing and Analysis

Author: Mauro Pezze
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: UCSC:32106018934189
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Computers

Teaches readers how to test and analyze software to achieve an acceptable level of quality at an acceptable cost Readers will be able to minimize software failures, increase quality, and effectively manage costs Covers techniques that are suitable for near-term application, with sufficient technical background to indicate how and when to apply them Provides balanced coverage of software testing & analysis approaches By incorporating modern topics and strategies, this book will be the standard software-testing textbook