Software Architecture: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline
Mary Shaw, and David Garlan
Prentice Hall, 1996.
This book examine architectures for software systems as well as better ways to support software development. We attempt to bring together the useful abstractions of systems design and the notations and tools of the software developer, and look at patterns used for system organization.
We present an introductino to the field of software architecture. Our purpose is to illustrate the discipling and examine the ways in which architectural design can impact software design. Our selection emphasizes informal descriptions, touching lightly on formal notations and specifications and on tools to support them.
The book serves two groups: First, professional software developers looking for new patterns for system organization. By identifying useful patterns clearly, giving examples, comparing them, and evaluating their utility in various settings, the book will sharpen their understanding and broaden their options. Second, students with interersts in software system organization.
Education in Software ArchitectureThis book can be used for a course, Architectures for Software Systems, that brings together the emerging models for software archtitectures and shows how to approach systems from an architectural point of view.
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