Login  |  Register  
 Search

Registration
Get Connected
Get it Now
Books

Product Details

Just Enough Software Architecture: A Risk-Driven Approach [Hardcover]

George H. Fairbanks (Author)

This is a practical guide for software developers, and different than other software architecture books. Here's why:

It teaches risk-driven architecting. There is no need for meticulous designs when risks are small, nor any excuse for sloppy designs when risks threaten your success. This book describes a way to do just enough architecture. It avoids the one-size-fits-all process tar pit with advice on how to tune your design effort based on the risks you face.

It democratizes architecture. This book seeks to make architecture relevant to all software developers. Developers need to understand how to use constraints as guiderails that ensure desired outcomes, and how seemingly small changes can affect a system's properties.

It cultivates declarative knowledge. There is a difference between being able to hit a ball and knowing why you are able to hit it, what psychologists refer to as procedural knowledge versus declarative knowledge. This book will make you more aware of what you have been doing and provide names for the concepts.

It emphasizes the engineering. This book focuses on the technical parts of software development and what developers do to ensure the system works not job titles or processes. It shows you how to build models and analyze architectures so that you can make principled design tradeoffs. It describes the techniques software designers use to reason about medium to large sized problems and points out where you can learn specialized techniques in more detail.

It provides practical advice. Software design decisions influence the architecture and vice versa. The approach in this book embraces drill-down/pop-up behavior by describing models that have various levels of abstraction, from architecture to data structure design.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Welcome to Southern California .NET Architecture Users Group
The next SoCal IASA chapter meeting will be Thursday July 17, 2014 at Outsource Technical, 2 Corporate Plaza, Suite 125, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, pizza and networking 6:30 pm. Meeting cost is $5 to help us cover the cost of food and beverages. RSVP by emailing to Mike Vincent if you plan to attend.
 

Is Test Driven Development Dead?

 

This is a topic that should get you all of thinking. David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) in his keynote at Railsconf 2014 challenged the value of TDD as it is often implemented. He went on to write two posts expanding on the theme: “TDD is Dead – Long Live Testing” and “Test-induced design damage” This prompted a series of conversations between Martin Fowler, Kent Beck and DHH. We'll view some of the YouTube videos to kick off our meeting, then let the discussion go from there.

 

If you are passionate about testing, be sure to join us. Not passionate about testing? Your are welcome too. Either way We're sure you'll learn something.

 

This month we are combining our meeting with SoCal ALM.


Mike Vincent

 

Mike VincentMike Vincent is a veteran software entrepreneur and solutions architect based in Orange County, California and Kona, Hawaii. He currently provides clients throughout North America with application lifecycle management training, consultation and Scrum coaching primarily focusing on Microsoft .NET technology. He has been in the software business for over 30 years in addition to marketing management, construction management and structural engineering positions. Actively involved in the user group community since the early 90's, Mike is a past Vice President and Treasurer of INETA Noram. He is a frequent presenter at developer events including Microsoft TechEd and PDC. He is a Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management MVP, Professional Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Product Owner, and Professional Scrum Developer Trainer. 



David Wells

Who are we

Southern California .NET Architecture Users Group

Southern California .NET Architecture user group was founded to create a community for assisting software developers and software architects to increase their understanding of software architecture.

SoCal .NET Architecture users group is a not for profit social group whose purpose is to provide a forum for software architects and software developers to expand their knowledge of software architecture and Microsoft .NET technologies.


Announcements

UsersOnline
Membership Membership:
Latest New User Latest: pwchen26
New Today New Today: 0
New Yesterday New Yesterday: 0
User Count Overall: 1165

People Online People Online:
Visitors Visitors: 3
Members Members: 0
Total Total: 3

Online Now Online Now:

Sponsors
  Copyright 2011 by SoCal .NET Architecture User Group | Terms Of Use | SoCal .NET Architecturer User Group | Privacy Statement