Essential Software Architecture

  • Ian Gorton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Adam Wynne
    Pages 147-164
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  11. Judi McCuaig
    Pages 171-183
  12. Yan Liu
    Pages 185-199
  13. Liming Zhu
    Pages 201-217
  14. Mark Staples
    Pages 219-237
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 239-242

About this book


Job titles like “Technical Architect” and “Chief Architect” nowadays abound in 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 tries to resolve this dilemma. 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 structure and quality attributes through technical issues like middleware components and service-oriented architectures to recent technologies like model-driven architecture, software product lines, aspect-oriented design, and the Semantic Web, which will presumably influence future software systems. This second edition contains new material covering enterprise architecture, agile development, enterprise service bus technologies, RESTful Web services, and a case study on how to use the MeDICi integration framework.

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 knowledge source for you.


Aspect-Oriented Software Development Component-Based Software Middleware Model-Driven Architecture Semantic Web Service-Oriented Architecture Software Architecture Software Product Line Software Quality

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian Gorton
    • 1
  1. 1.Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichlandUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-19175-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-19176-3
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