arc42 by Example

arc42 by Example

Software architecture documentation in practice

person icon Dr. Gernot Starke

ebook icon Packt Publishing

language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Oct, 2020

architecture icon Development,Software Engineering


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Formats : PDF, EPUB, MOBI (Downlodable)

Pages : 236

ISBN : 9781839219269

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Document the architecture of your software easily with this highly practical, open-source template.

Key Features

  • Get to grips with leveraging the features of arc42 to create insightful documents
  • Learn the concepts of software architecture documentation through real-world examples
  • Discover techniques to create compact, helpful, and easy-to-read documentation

Book Description

When developers document the architecture of their systems, they often invent their own specific ways of articulating structures, designs, concepts, and decisions. What they need is a template that enables simple and efficient software architecture documentation. arc42 by Example shows how it's done through several real-world examples.

Each example in the book, whether it is a chess engine, a huge CRM system, or a cool web system, starts with a brief description of the problem domain and the quality requirements. Then, you'll discover the system context with all the external interfaces. You'll dive into an overview of the solution strategy to implement the building blocks and runtime scenarios. The later chapters also explain various cross-cutting concerns and how they affect other aspects of a program.

What you will learn

  • Utilize arc42 to document a system's physical infrastructure
  • Learn how to identify a system's scope and boundaries
  • Break a system down into building blocks and illustrate the relationships between them
  • Discover how to describe the runtime behavior of a system
  • Know how to document design decisions and their reasons
  • Explore the risks and technical debt of your system

Who this book is for

This book is for software developers and solutions architects who are looking for an easy, open-source tool to document their systems. It is a useful reference for those who are already using arc42. If you are new to arc42, this book is a great learning resource. For those of you who want to write better technical documentation will benefit from the general concepts covered in this book.

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Packt Publishing

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