Software architecture aims to describe the high level structures of software as well as the discipline of creating them.
- Design patterns
- Workshop formats
- Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software, by Gamma et al - The one that started it all
- Software Design Patterns: A Guide - Introduction to common software design patterns.
- Software Design Patterns and Principes (quick overview) - Reasons about common design patterns as well as their upsides and downsides
- CQRS - Segregate operations that read data from operations that update data by using separate interfaces.
- Event Sourcing - Instead of storing just the current state of the data in a domain, use an append-only store to record the full series of actions taken on that data.
- Feature Toggles - Feature Toggles (often also refered to as Feature Flags) are a powerful technique, allowing teams to modify system behavior without changing code.
- No silver bullet, by Brooks - Making a case for growing software in small increments
- Clean Architecture, by Robert C Martin - Key principles and concepts for building sustainable and maintainable software
- Technical Debt, by Fowler - On the cost and impact of accumulating technical debt.
- Architectural Decision Records - Version and document architectural decisions the same way you do with code.
- Documenting architecture - Pragmatic tips on how to effectively document software architecture.
- Event Storming - Format for exploring domain driven-design.
- MoSCoW Prioritization - Fast and dead-simple way of prioritizing requirements.
- Story mapping - Visualize your requirements by creating story maps.
- Impact mapping - A strategic planning technique used for building products and delivering projects.
- Business Model Canvas - Business plans made simple and visual.
- Business Model Generation, by Osterwalder & Pigneur - Easily visualize your value proposition, costs and revenue streams
- The C4 Model - Describe software using Context, Containers, Components and Code.
- Wikipedia: Data modeling - Great, short, introduction to data modeling.
- Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect - Object-oriented modelling suite. Only available natively for Windows.
- Visual Paradigm - Similar to Enterprise Architect. Available for multiple platforms.
- Lucidchart - Paid cloud-based diagram editor. Available on all common platforms.
- Draw.io - Free and simple diagram editor. Comparable to Visio and its likes. Available on all common platforms.
- Structurizr - Modelling tool based on the C4 Model (see above).
- PlantUML - Like markdown for diagrams, PlantUML renders an english-like grammer into diagrams.
- PlantUML for Atlassian - Adds support for PlantUML-based diagrams in the atlassian suite.
- Scrum - Framework for developing and maintaining complex products.
- SAFe - Scalable agile framework.
- Nexus - Scalable Scrum according to Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum.
Lean software development
- Wikipedia: Lean Software Development - Translation of lean manufacturing for the software development domain.
- Rolling rocks downhill, by Clarke Ching - Business novel about agile and lean software development
- The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, by Goldratt - Business novel about contiuous improvements in a manufacturing setting. Easily adaptable to software development as well
- Extreme Programming - The most specific of the popular agile processes, focusing on engineering and development practices.
- Wikipedia: DevOps - Combining software development and operations practices to shorten time to market while maintaining high quality.
- The Phoenix Project, by Gene Kim et al - Business novel about IT, Devops and helping your Business win
- Keep CALMS and carry on - How BPDTS use the CALMS model as a reference for their devops adaptations.
- Chaos Engineering at Netfix - Chaos Engineering is a new discipline within Software Engineering, building confidence in the behavior of distributed systems at scale
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