This book focuses on software architecture and the value of architecture in the development of long-lived, mission-critical, trustworthy software-systems. The author introduces and demonstrates the powerful strategy of "Managed Evolution," along with the engineering best practice known as "Principle-based Architecting." The book examines in detail architecture principles for e. g., Business Value, Changeability, Resilience, and Dependability.
The author argues that the software development community has a strong responsibility to produce and operate useful, dependable, and trustworthy software. Software should at the same time provide business value and guarantee many quality-of-service properties, including security, safety, performance, and integrity. As Dr. Furrer states, "Producing dependable software is a balancing act between investing in the implementation of business functionality and investing in the quality-of-service properties of the software-systems."
The book presents extensive coverage of such concepts as:
Managed Evolution Strategy
Principles for Business Value
Legacy Software Modernization / Migration
Architecture Principles for Changeability
Architecture Principles for Resilience
Architecture Principles for Dependability
The text is supplemented with numerous figures, tables, examples and illustrative quotations. Future-Proof Software-Systems provides a set of good engineering practices, devised for integration into most software development processes dedicated to the creation of software-systems that incorporate Managed Evolution.
Dr. Frank J. Furrer, geb. 1945, ist in der Schweiz im eigenen Ingenieurbüro als Berater für industrielle Automation, Datenkommunikation und moderne Softwaretechnologien tätig. Arbeitsschwerpunkt ist z. Zt. die Software-Architektur für Großsysteme.