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Essential Software Architecture

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Job titles like "Technical Architect" and "Chief Architect" nowadays abound in the software industry, yet many people suspect that "architecture" is one of the most overused and least understood terms in professional software development.

Gorton's book helps resolve this predicament. It concisely describes the essential elements of knowledge and key skills required to be a
Hardcover, 283 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Springer (first published January 1st 2006)
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Andreea Lucau
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
I am mostly a C++ developer and I found this book too focused on the Java ecosystem. Also, the style was too dry, bit a lot of buzzwords.
Sep 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
I am using this book in the course I am teaching at Villanova this semester. The first seven chapters cover the basics of software architecture in Dr. Gorton's concise style. A case study is used to illustrate concepts throughout those chapters. The latter chapters cover different hot topics in the software engineering field, like model-driven architecture, service-oriented architecture, etc., and were written by guest authors. I chose this book because of its recent publication date, its focus ...more
Ruben Steins
Well written decent primer on software architecture concepts. The second edition is starting to show its age though. Maybe it's time for a third one?
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