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97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know


Edited by Richard Monson-Haefel Published by O'Reilly Media, Inc.


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The book 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know' is now available at O'Reilly, Amazon.com , and your local book stores!  More than four dozen architects -- including Neal Ford, Michael Nygard, and Bill de h ra -- offer advice for communicating with stakeholders, eliminating complexity, empowering developers, and many more practical lessons they've learned from years of experience. In this truly unique technical book, today's leading software architects present valuable principles on key development issues that go way beyond technology. More than four dozen architects -- including Neal Ford, Michael Nygard, and Bill de h ra -- offer advice for communicating with stakeholders, eliminating complexity, empowering developers, and many more practical lessons they've learned from years of experience. Among the 97 principles in this book, you'll find useful advice such as:

  • Don't Put Your Resume Ahead of the Requirements (Nitin Borwankar)
  • Chances Are, Your Biggest Problem Isn't Technical (Mark Ramm)
  • Communication Is King; Clarity and Leadership, Its Humble Servants (Mark Richards)
  • Simplicity Before Generality, Use Before Reuse (Kevlin Henney)
  •  For the End User, the Interface Is the System (Vinayak Hegde)
  •  It's Never Too Early to Think About Performance (Rebecca Parsons)

  To be successful as a software architect, you need to master both business and technology. This book tells you what top software architects think is important and how they approach a project. If you want to enhance your career, 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know is essential reading.

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Original Contributions are licensed under Creative Commons, Attribution 3 and can be previewed here!  The versions in the book have been edited in cooperation with the original authors for grammar, spelling, and improved readability.

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Other Things Software Architects Should Know These contributions are good in their own right, but were not accepted into the "97 Things" book.

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