Essential Software Architecture

  • IanĀ Gorton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Pages 129-148
  3. Pages 149-154
  4. Mark Staples
    Pages 155-178
  5. Yan Liu
    Pages 179-195
  6. Liming Zhu
    Pages 197-215
  7. Paul Greenfield
    Pages 217-237
  8. Judi McCuaig
    Pages 239-251
  9. Pages 271-274
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 275-283

About this book


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 software architect. The explanations encompass the essentials of architecture thinking, practices, and supporting technologies. They range from a general understanding of software structure and quality attributes, through technical issues like middleware components and documentation techniques, to emerging technologies like model-driven architecture, software product lines, aspect-oriented design, service-oriented architectures, and the Semantic Web, all of which will influence future software system architectures.

All approaches are illustrated by an ongoing real-world example. So if you work as an architect or senior designer (or want to someday), or if you are a student in software engineering, here is a valuable and yet approachable source of knowledge.

"Ian's book helps us to head in the right direction through the various techniques and approaches... An essential guide to computer science students as well as developers and IT professionals who aspire to become an IT architect". (Anna Liu, Architect Advisor, Microsoft Australia)


Attribut Information Technology (IT) Middleware Service-Oriented Architecture architecture computer science design development model-driven architecture semantic web service software software architecture software engineering technology

Authors and affiliations

  • IanĀ Gorton
    • 1
  1. 1.Bay 15, Locomotive WorkshopNational ICT AustraliaEveleighAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-28713-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-28714-8
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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