Software Architecture: A Comprehensive Framework and Guide for Practitioners

Software Architecture: A Comprehensive Framework and Guide for Practitioners

Oliver Vogel, Ingo Arnold, Arif Chughtai, Timo Kehrer

Language: English

Pages: 478

ISBN: 3642197353

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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.


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Experience in designing, describing, or verifying software architectures, we did not have a uniform, precise understanding of the architecture domain. … initially even within the team of authors We became more and more aware of how important it was to develop a common understanding and vocabulary. An architecture framework that establishes a common, uniform terminology would allow us to look at and explain the architecture topic discriminatingly. This type of holistic framework was something we.

They group relevant 30 2  Architecture Orientation Framework views from which architectures are to be considered into one model, thus enabling them to be shown in their entirety. The 4 + 1 view from Kruchten [Kruchten 2000] is an example of an architecture view model. Architecture frameworks, such as the Zachman Framework [Zachman 1987] and the Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing (RM-ODP) [ISO10746 1998], also contain architecture view models. Chapter 4 discusses the individual.

Responsibilities of building blocks. For example, a building block for visualizing data should not be responsible for saving it in a database. Architecture principles are important long term and should accompany every architectural activity. They embody fundamental architecture experiences. Basic concepts To ensure that architecture principles are also taken into account in an architecture, you can apply basic concepts that support these principles accordingly. You must therefore look at the.

Building block requirement that a data access building block of the order entry system must satisfy could be as follows: the data access building block allows searches for customer objects using the customer number and customer name. Non-functional building block requirements You can also formulate general non-functional requirements for building blocks. For example, the data access building block may have to satisfy the following development time requirement: building blocks from the business.

Building blocks to an externally configurable framework in order to reduce the coupling to the environment of the building block. This makes it easier to manage dependencies. Dependency Injection 6.1.2 Principle of High Cohesion Coupling is concerned with the dependencies between different building blocks of an architecture. However, a building block itself often consists of several parts. For example, a class consists of variables and methods. The dependencies within a system building block.

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