A brief introduction to Software Architecture
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A brief introduction to Software Architecture

About the Book

In this rapidly evolving digital landscape, where innovation and efficiency reign supreme, the role of software architecture has become more critical than ever. Fundamentally, software architecture acts as a blueprint for the organization, operation, and communication of software parts. This ensures the robustness, scalability, and upgradability of the system.

A capable software architect creates a solid and elegant software solution that tackles complicated problems and meets user needs, much as a talented architect creates an impressive skyscraper. The complex balancing act required by software architecture ranges from choosing the right design patterns and technologies to enhancing performance and security while staying within budget and time restrictions. 

About the Author

Saúl Zalimben
Saúl Zalimben

Experienced in creating high-quality code considering the best coding practices, architectural patterns, and performance. Experienced in leading small development teams using agile methodologies. Interested in devising a better problem-solving method for challenging tasks, and learning new technologies and tools if the need arises.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Software Architecture
    • 1.1 Definition
    • 1.2 Dimensions
      • 1.2.1 Structure
      • 1.2.2 Architectural Characteristics
      • 1.2.3 Architectural Decisions
      • 1.2.4 Design Principles
    • 1.3 Laws of Software Architecture
  • 2. Software Architect
    • 2.1 Expectations of an Architect
      • 2.1.1 Make Architecture Decisions
      • 2.1.2 Continually Analyze the Architecture
      • 2.1.3 Keep Current With Latest Trends
      • 2.1.4 Ensure Compliance With Decisions
      • 2.1.5 Diverse Exposure and Experience
      • 2.1.6 Have Business Domain Knowledge
      • 2.1.7 Possess Interpersonal Skills
      • 2.1.8 Understand and Navigate Politics
  • 3. Software Architecture Styles
    • 3.1 Architecture Classification
      • 3.1.1 Monolithic Architectures
      • 3.1.2 Headless Architectures
      • 3.1.3 Modular Monolithic Architectures
      • 3.1.4 Distributed Architectures

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