Software Architecture in Practice (2nd Edition) (The SEI Series in Software Engineering)
Addison-Wesley Professional; 2 edition | 0321154959 | 560 pages | April 9, 2003 | CHM | 4 Mb
This award-winning book, substantially updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, introduces the concepts and best practices of software architecture-how a software system is structured and how that system's elements are meant to interact. Distinct from the details of implementation, algorithm, and data representation, an architecture holds the key to achieving system quality, is a reusable asset that can be applied to subsequent systems, and is crucial to a software organization's business strategy.
Drawing on their own extensive experience, the authors cover the essential technical topics for designing, specifying, and validating a system. They also emphasize the importance of the business context in which large systems are designed. Their aim is to present software architecture in a real-world setting, reflecting both the opportunities and constraints that companies encounter. To that end, case studies that describe successful architectures illustrate key points of both technical and organizational discussions.