Software and Systems Architecture in Action

Raghvinder S. Sangwan

October 27, 2014 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 232 Pages - 70 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439849163 - CAT# K12223
Series: Applied Software Engineering Series

was $89.95

USD$76.46

SAVE ~$13.49

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Features

  • Presents concepts, techniques, and methods for creating and documenting architectures
  • Covers the factors that shape architectures, including business goals and architecturally significant requirements
  • Explains how to create architecture designs and assess their ability to meet the business goals of an organization
  • Covers techniques used to assess the impact of architecture-centric design on the structural complexity of a system

Summary

Modern-day projects require software and systems engineers to work together in realizing architectures of large and complex software-intensive systems. To date, the two have used their own tools and methods to deal with similar issues when it comes to the requirements, design, testing, maintenance, and evolution of these architectures.

Software and Systems Architecture in Action explores practices that can be helpful in the development of architectures of large-scale systems in which software is a major component. Examining the synergies that exist between the disciplines of software and systems engineering, it presents concepts, techniques, and methods for creating and documenting architectures.

The book describes an approach to architecture design that is driven from systemic quality attributes determined from both the business and technical goals of the system, rather than just its functional requirements. This architecture-centric design approach utilizes analytically derived patterns and tactics for quality attributes that inform the architect’s design choices and help shape the architecture of a given system.

The book includes coverage of techniques used to assess the impact of architecture-centric design on the structural complexity of a system. After reading the book, you will understand how to create architectures of systems and assess their ability to meet the business goals of your organization.

Ideal for anyone involved with large and complex software-intensive systems, the book details powerful methods for engaging the software and systems engineers on your team. The book is also suitable for use in undergraduate and graduate-level courses on software and systems architecture as it exposes students to the concepts and techniques used to create and manage architectures of software-intensive systems.