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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, April 23, 2014
Welcome to Southern California .NET Architecture Users Group

So Cal .NET Architecture April meeting, this month is combined with SoCal Team System User Group meeting, and will be held on April 22.


The next SoCal IASA chapter meeting will be Tuesday April 22th, 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
David Wells if you plan to attend.

Please note our new meeting location at Outsource Technical in Newport Beach

Customize Team Foundation Server with TFS Pluggins and Event Workflows

Using TFS Pluggins you can execute custom code on a work item transition when TFS work items are created or modified. This can be used in scenarios like: synchronization of TFS data with external systems, perform aggregate calculations or perform custom updates that cannot be done with work item rules. Topics include creating a TFS plugin, using the TFS workflows and queue a job for the TFS Job Agent, and a Job Extension to handle the work..


David Wells

davidsoftw@hotmail.com

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