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About the Book

This is the software guidebook for the website; a content aggregator for the tech, IT and digital sector in Jersey, Channel Islands. The code behind the website is open source and available on GitHub. The source for this book is also open source and available on GitHub.

This book is based upon the concept of a software guidebook as described in my Software Architecture for Developers book, which is also available on Leanpub. The software guidebook is a lightweight, pragmatic way to document the "big picture" of a software system.

About the Author

Simon Brown
Simon Brown

Simon is an independent software development consultant specializing in software architecture; specifically technical leadership, communication, and lightweight, pragmatic approaches to software architecture. Simon is the author of "Software Architecture for Developers", a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership, the balance with agility and communicating software architecture with sketches, diagrams, and models. He is also the creator of the C4 model and the founder of Structurizr, a collection of tooling to help teams visualise, document and explore their software architecture.

Table of Contents

  • About the book
  • About the author
  • Software architecture training
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Context
    • Users
    • External Systems
  • 3. Functional Overview
    • People and Tribes
    • Content
    • Users
    • Gaming Engine
  • 4. Quality Attributes
    • Performance
    • Scalability
    • Security
    • Availability
    • Internationalisation
    • Localisation
    • Browser compatibility
  • 5. Constraints
    • Budget
  • 6. Principles
    • Package by component
    • Automated testing
    • Configuration
    • Spring Autowiring
  • 7. Software Architecture
    • Containers
    • Components - Content Updater
    • Components - Core
  • 8. Infrastructure Architecture
    • Live environment
  • 9. Deployment
    • Software
    • Building
    • Deploying
    • Configuration
  • 10. Operation and Support
    • Starting MySQL
    • Starting MongoDB
    • Starting the Web Server
    • Starting the Content Updater
    • Monitoring
    • Backups

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