About the Book
This book contains several real-world software architectures, documented with the practical arc42 template.
You will learn about the inner workings of a chess engine, a huge CRM system, a cool web system to track biking activities and an extremely small menu-bar application.
Each of the examples starts with a brief description of the problem domain, including the quality requirements, before we explain the system context with all the external interfaces. Then we dive into an overview of the solution strategy to prepare you for the implementation building blocks and runtime scenarios (as major architectural views).
Later on we explain the crosscutting concepts of every architecture and its implementation.
You will learn that documentation can be compact, helpful and easy-to-read.
About the Authors
Dr. Gernot Starke (innoQ Fellow) is co-founder and longstanding user of the (open source) arc42 documentation template. For more than 20 years he works as software-architect, coach and consultant, conquering the challenges of creating effective software architectures for clients from various industries.
Gernot has authored several (German) books on software architecture and related topics.
Michael Simons is a father of two, husband, geek, programmer and passionate biker. He works as a developer and software architect for ENERKO Informatik for more than 15 years now with a focus on geographic information systems for utilities and price calculation at the energy market.
Michael took his apprenticeship at the FZ Jülich and studies at FH Aachen: Campus Jülich. He is a PRINCE2 ® Registered Practitioner and sometimes torn between the roles of an architect and project manager.
Michael is a dedicated blogger and engaged in various open source projects, you'll find his stuff at michael-simons.eu.
From the Bayer AG via IBM and oose to embarc. Stefan Zörner represents twenty years of experience in IT and still looks forward excitedly. He supports clients in solving architecture and implementation issues. In vivid workshops he demonstrates practical design tools and spreads enthusiasm for real architecture work.