Software architecture is emerging as a new discipline in response to the growing complexity of software systems and the problems they attempt to solve. Software is becoming the dominant component of many systems and it is necessary for the software development community to develop new practices, principles, and standards to manage the growing complexity.
This book attempts to synthesize and distill information so that the practicing software architect, and especially the beginning software architect, can fill in the gaps in their understanding of software architecture design.
The Art of Software Architecture supplies the information and tools necessary to make sound architectural decisions and create effective software architectures. Using examples in Java, XML, SQL, JSP, C++, and UML, this book:
- Includes thorough introductions to and applications of methodologies, design representations and models, technologies, reference models, and architectural frameworks
- Applies concepts with analysis, design, and architecture patterns
- Demonstrates how to apply design patterns to your software design
- Presents software architecting independently of any particular engineering process or organization maturity