About the Book
An extensive glossary of software architecture (and development) terminology. Topics include:
- fundamentals of software architecture
- design methods and principles
- assessment and evaluation of systems and architectures
- architecture styles and -patterns
- design patterns
Contains translations of terms to (and from) German - additional languages are planned for future releases.
Source of this book is maintained at Github. All content licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
About the Editors
Dr. Gernot Starke (INNOQ Fellow) is co-founder and longstanding user of the (open source) arc42 documentation template. For more than 20 years, he has been working 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.
Running his own computer and software related companies since he was 18, he quickly came to realize that software architecture and (develeopment) processes are in a way timeless aspects of the craft.
In the late eighties of the 20th century he started to incorporate these aspectts into his business activities and has worked on software architecture in large scale systems for industries as diverse as media, aerospace, insurance, public sector, telco etc.
Nowadays a lot of his work focuses on processes and human interactions – a field in wich he enganges both professionally as well as pro bono (for example he is one of the people who started and run the Limited WIP Society Cologne).
Michaels architectural work therefore tends to be dealing with the impact(s) and implications of architectural and process decisions _on each other_ and the relative optimization strategies.
Mahbouba Gharbi has been working for well-known companies as a consulting software architect in major IT projects since 1999 and has a wide range of experience in the design and the implementation of medium-size and large software systems. Mahbouba Gharbi’s professional portfolio includes software architecture, system development, expert’s reports and lectureship for both the private sector and public authorities. Moreover, she works for international universities as a lecturer and is board member of the International Software Architecture Qualification Board (iSAQB).
Besides her duties as the CEO of ITech Progress, Mahbouba Gharbi works as a consulting software architect and heads the International Software Architecture Qualification Board (iSAQB).
Phillip Ghadir, member of innoQ’s CxO team, is principal consultant and trainer with a focus on software architectures for mission-critical distributed (very often web-based) systems.