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2.8 Further Reading

A more in-depth treatment of scenarios and architectural drivers can be found in L. Bass, P. Clements, and R. Kazman, Software Architecture in Practice, 3rd ed., Addison-Wesley, 2012. Also found in this book is an extensive discussion of architectural tactics, which are useful in guiding an architecture to achieve quality attribute goals. Likewise, this book contains an extensive discussion of QAW and Utility Trees.

The Mission Thread Workshop is discussed in R. Kazman, M. Gagliardi, and W. Wood, “Scaling Up Software Architecture Analysis”, Journal of Systems and Software, 85, 1511–1519, 2012; and in M. Gagliardi, W. Wood, and T. Morrow, Introduction to the Mission Thread Workshop, Software Engineering Institute Technical Report CMU/SEI-2013-TR-003, 2013.

An overview of discovery prototyping, JRP, JAD, and accelerated systems analysis can be found in any competent book on systems analysis and design, such as J. Whitten and L. Bentley, Systems Analysis and Design Methods, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2007. The combination of architectural approaches with Agile methods will be discussed in Chapter 9.

A catalog of reference architectures and deployment patterns appears in the book by the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Team: Microsoft® Application Architecture Guide, 2nd ed., Microsoft Press, 2009. This book also provides an extensive list of architectural concerns associated with the reference architectures that are documented.

An extensive collection of architectural design patterns for the construction of distributed systems can be found in F. Buschmann, K. Henney, and D. Schmidt, Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture Volume 4: A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing, Wiley, 2007. Other books in the POSA (Patterns Of Software Architecture) series provide additional pattern catalogs. Many other pattern catalogs specializing in particular application domains and technologies exist. A few examples are listed here:

  • E. Gamma, R. Helm, R. Johnson, and J. Vlissides. Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Addison-Wesley, 1995.

  • M. Fowler. Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture. Addison-Wesley, 2003.

  • E. Fernandez-Buglioni. Security Patterns in Practice: Designing Secure Architectures Using Software Patterns. Wiley, 2013.

  • G. Hohpe and B. Woolf. Enterprise Integration Patterns: Designing, Building, and Deploying Messaging Solutions. Addison-Wesley, 2004.

The evaluation and selection of software packages is discussed in A. Jadhav and R. Sonar, “Evaluating and Selecting Software Packages: A Review”, Journal of Information and Software Technology, 51, 555–563, 2009.

The “bible” for software architecture documentation is P. Clements, F. Bachmann, L. Bass, D. Garlan, J. Ivers, R. Little, P. Merson, R. Nord, and J. Stafford, Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyond, 2nd ed., Addison-Wesley, 2011.

The technology family tree for the Big Data application domain is based on the Smart Decisions Game by H. Cervantes, S. Haziyev, O. Hrytsay, and R. Kazman, which can be found at http://smartdecisionsgame.com.

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