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Building upon the success of best-sellers The Clean Coder and Clean Code, legendary software craftsman Robert C. "Uncle Bob" Martin shows how to bring greater professionalism and discipline to application architecture and design.
As with his other books, Martin's Clean Architecture doesn't merely present multiple choices and options, and say "use your best judgment": it tel
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Paperback, 1, 432 pages
Published December 20th 2016 by Prentice Hall
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Rod Hilton
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: programming
I really liked this book but also was a bit disappointed by it. I'm a huge fan of Robert Martin's work, I've read his previous books and I love Clean Code and The Clean Coder. Based on the title and artwork I had kind of assumed that this was just the next step of the Clean Trilogy, this time focusing on architectural concerns.

It is kind of that, but it's mostly not quite that. Really, this book is a lot of background information to understand the "meat" of the book, and the meat of the book is
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Carlos Buenosvinos
First of all, I’m a big fan of Robert C. Martin’s work. I think cleancoders.com (I have purchased all videos from Clean Code, Clean Coders and Clean Coders Applied series) is a great learning resource and I have read all others books (Clean Code, Clean Coders and Agile Software Development Principles, Patterns and Practices).

About this book, I may had too high expectations about this book. I’m disappointed. 85% of the book is reviewing the SOLID principles and how to apply them to components (it
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Eduards Sizovs
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is the first book of Uncle Bob that I didn't like – it's shallow, impractical, and full of stories from forgotten 90's. A significant part of the book (explanation of SOLID principles) has been copied (with few alternations) from "Agile PPP" book, which is, in my opinion, a much more thorough book.

To understand modularity patterns mentioned in this book, I suggest taking alternative path – reading "Java Application Architecture" by Kirk Knoernschild.

In addition to modularity and SOLID, the
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Dima
Nov 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: cs
Such a sad and useless book. Let me save you time and money by summarizing the entire book in one deceitful sentence: "Use interfaces to hide implementation details." Done. Now you can go spend your $30 on something better. Like beer.

Of course the best part of it all is that now there is an army of bro-coders out there thinking that they know what's up, so every single code package they check in has a useless interface per every "implementation" class.

Here is a life pro-tip: if you ever stumble
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Sina Sadrzadeh
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
As a frontend developer it is my first book about design principles and architecture. It gave me a good understanding of what are union architecture, hexagonal, port and adapters, layered, and of course clean architecture. However in the Javascript world things are different. Mapping these concepts in FrontEnd needs a lot of effort. But about the book, it is Comprehensive, easy reading and easy following.
Paul Newman
This book was exactly what I expected it to be.
Sebastian Gebski
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some key remarks I have:
1. Even if it may look (at some point) deceptively simple, ... it isn't. In fact, the most valuable lessons will be truly comprehensible (& clear) only for people with certain level of experience.
2. This book doesn't try to cover anything in particular in the end-to-end way, it's more about certain aspects of software architecture Uncle Bob finds most important (e.g. SOLID principles, boundaries, proper approach to composition, etc.). Needless to say - these are universal
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Thiago Ramos
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this is really an excelent book about creating good, reusable and disconnected from infrastructure details code.

If clean code was all about the code, this is about how you structure the code to make it more reusable, framewoderk independent and solid.

If you think MVC and Rails or Django or Phoenix is the way to go for a web project, think again with this book.

Great software does not rely on any framework. It just uses the framework when it needs.
Mohamed Elsherif
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall a good book, you will learn few things from it, or at least it will be a good refresher, although it is not bringing any new ideas, worth reading if you like uncle Bob.
Unpollito
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
I'm very disappointed with this book. I had very high expectations of it after having read Uncle Bob's excellent "Clean Code" and "The Clean Coder", but after reading this, I can only feel that my money's only purpose was to help the author set up a second gold-coated swimming pool at their mansion - there was little to learn here.

I would divide the book in two halves. The first of these hardly bears any relevance at all - it's mostly anecdotes and stuff that (in my opinion) doesn't really need
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Pavel Gatilov
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clean Guide for an Architect

The book covers different sides of the Software Architect role. The conflicting collaboration of business and technology. The crucial architect's focus topics. The architecture principles derived from the famous SOLID principles and proven by decades. Some of the common architecture mistakes.

All topics of the book have bright and laconic descriptions. The are also many colorful and didactic examples to the ideas, often taken from the author's experience. And besides,
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Petar Ivanov
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
First of all, I am a huge fan of Uncle Bob. I have red "The Clean Coder" and "Clean Code" which I really found very helpful.
Regarding this book, I felt like I was reading the same thing again and again. It was all about using interfaces and hiding your business logic and implementation details. It's about using the SOLID principles into the design of your architecture. It's about using components. Also, the Microservices and SOA architectures were mentioned but I didn't liked the explanations. T
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Maris Krivtezs
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Many of the reviewers who rated it low misunderstood the book. I see in the reviews that they expected microservice, CQRS and other "architecture" descriptions. But this book is about something different. This is about the "clean" architecture. Yes he uses SOLID to describe architecture components, but from the different angle than talking about the code.
The book also is a good read just because of the style and story. Uncle Bob always is a good storyteller.
Just read and enjoy the book. Do not e
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Tomasz
Apr 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned, technical, 2018
Interesting, but too long with too many not needed and off-topic anecdotes. Still worth your time, but not as insightful as previous titles from "Clean X" series.
Mengyi
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A very useful reference book that I will definitely come back to often. It makes me understand a lot more about why some architecture is good or bad.
Sergey Teplyakov
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
The book isn't bad, but not very practical.

All the principles described in the book make sense once you understand them and saw issues in practice. But what if you unfamiliar with them? What if you want to understand them? In this case, the book wouldn't help: the chapter dedicated to design/architecture principles are very short without any practical examples.

Lack of examples is the main problem though. It is hard to provide good samples for a design/architecture book but without them, it is ha
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Nikolay
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it
With one word – reasonable.

There wouldn't be many people who would benefit much from it. Beginners would need a lot more context and examples, while more experienced developers wouldn't learn much new. Mixing principles with a more specific suggested architecture doesn't help either.

Clean Architecture is useful to start a conversation, provoke questions, or give ideas how to explain patterns one understands on a subconscious level.
Rodrigo Burgos
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Is a great book, I demystified some thoughts I had about software architecture
- Be aware of how to architect your unit test.
- How to apply SOLID principles in a web service architecture
- A monolithic architect is not bad if you know the advantage and disadvantage
- Use framework but not married your business logic to them
Toni Tassani
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: safari
A review of programming paradigms and SOLID, adding very little more and simplifying the concept of architecture to only software architecture/design.
Chapter 34, authored by Simon Brown, is very good.
Felipe
Jan 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's an OK book. Not a total waste of your time but it's just Uncle Bob trying to milk the SOLID cow a bit more.
Matteo Tomasulo
Aug 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Clean Architecture Review
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Not at level of Clean Code and Clean Coder.

This book is a lot padded and repeated, it finish less or more at 60/65%, the rest are appendix about very old project with very old tech where R. C. Martin worked, talking about the architecture used at a very very hight level.

A lot of part of the book was repeating the concept of separate business rule from data access, separate business rule from UI.
Of course is correct, but once is enough considering that
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Meysam Azad
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible book. I felt like my spirit was rising.

I certainly learnt a lot in this book, than I could have by redoing the same mistakes over the years.

It's definitely a must-read book.

Some of my favorite quotes:


If you think good architecture is expensive, try bad architecture.


The only way to go fast, is to go well.


Software was invented to be “soft.” It was intended to be a way to easily change the behavior of machines. If we’d wanted the behavior of machines to be hard to change, we woul
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Hildeberto
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: technology
I believe my rating is strongly influenced by the fact that I read the book Evolutionary Architecture before this one. That book was pointless while this one is very practical, solid, useful, well grounded on real world problems. This one really shows how to deal with constant changes, not that one.

The book seems to be an introduction to software architecture. Further reading is required to master this art, but no other reading can be effective without going through this one first. Therefore, th
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Tam Doan
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book overview about OOP, SOLID, Stable Dependency Principle,..

The ultimate goal of an architecture is to minimize the lifetime cost of the system and to maximize programmer productivity.
A good architecture is to leave as many options open as possible. These options are the details that don't matter.

We must decoupling layers, we are also dividing the system into thin vertical use cases that cut thru those layers.
All software systems have 2 major elements: policy and details: The policy elem
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Michał Kostrzewa
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed it, it was surprisingly easy to read. Explained all the rules and principles well. I was thinking about our production code all the time while reading it.

Chapter about decoupling tests via a Test API really needs some examples. Especially because of already existing controversy about fragility of TDD etc.
Patkós Csaba
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: programming
Interesting and very well written. If you are familiar with the SOLID principles, this book will be an easy read.
Not 5 stars because it contains too little information in my opinion. I don't mean that it is a short book, not at all. However it doesn't really revolutionize your perspective on design and architecture if you are already applying SOLID in you application.
In many places I had the distinct feeling that the author was talking in generic terms and just filling in the pages with non-esse
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Osvaldo Santana
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing Book. The preface/first chapters worth the reading of this book. But I believe it could be a little bit repetitive for the readers of Uncle Bob’s previous books because he uses the SOLID principles as a tool for architecting the software the same way he proposes that principles to model software components.
Nick Jamil
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think if a software engineer reads only two books in their career... first of all, shame on them :)... but second of all, those books should be 1) Clean Code, and 2) Clean Architecture.
Elena
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: computer-science
i quit my job because of this book, 4 stars
Adelina Simion
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was full of good advice and thorough examples. While it is focused on Java, it is a good read for all software engineers.
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Robert Cecil Martin, commonly called Uncle Bob, is a software engineer, advocate of Agile development methods, and President of Object Mentor Inc. Martin and his team of software consultants use Object-Oriented Design, Patterns, UML, Agile Methodologies, and eXtreme Programming with worldwide clients.

He was Editor in Chief of the C++ Report from 1996 to 1999. He is a featured speaker at internatio
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