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Pragmatic Evaluation of Software Architectures

  • Jens Knodel
  • Matthias Naab

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. What Is the Point of Architecture Evaluation?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. How to Evaluate Architectures Effectively and Efficiently?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
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  4. How to Apply Architecture Evaluation in Practice?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 149-154

About this book

Introduction

Thorough and continuous architecting is the key to overall success in software engineering, and architecture evaluation is a crucial part of it. This book presents a pragmatic architecture evaluation approach and insights gained from its application in more than 75 projects with industrial customers in the past decade. It presents context factors, empirical data, and example cases, as well as lessons learned on mitigating the risk of change through architecture evaluation.

By providing comprehensive answers to more than 100 typical questions and discussing more than 60 frequent mistakes and lessons learned, the book allows readers to not only learn how to conduct architecture evaluations and interpret its results, but also to become aware of risks such as false conclusions, manipulating data, and unsound lines of argument. It equips readers to become confident in assessing quantitative measurement results and recognize when it is better to rely on qualitative expertise.

The target readership includes both practitioners and researchers. By demonstrating its impact and providing clear guidelines, data, and examples, it encourages practitioners to conduct architecture evaluations. At the same time, it offers researchers insights into industrial architecture evaluations, which serve as the basis for guiding research in this area and will inspire future research directions.

Keywords

Software Architectures Software Engineering Evaluation Empirical Software Validation Software Maintenance

Authors and affiliations

  • Jens Knodel
    • 1
  • Matthias Naab
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer IESEKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer IESEKaiserslauternGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-34177-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-34176-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-34177-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-8199
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-8202
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