A lot of senior developers, who aspire to become software architect or solution architect, like what can they do to become a software architect? Which books, resources, or certifications can help ?
And how much experience you need to become a software architect etc.
So, I am suggesting some books to read to expand their knowledge base and look at the software from architecture and design perspective, and this article is a compilation of many of such suggestions.
Since a lot of books can confuse, I have only select 4 best and must-read books from the software architect’s perspective.
In this book, the authors of dozen open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why ?
What are each program’s major components?
How do they interact ?
And what did their builders learn during their development?
In answering these questions, the contributors to these books provide unique insights into how they think.
If you are a junior developer, and want to learn how your more experienced colleagues think, these books are the place to start.
If you are an intermediate or senior developer, and want to see how your peers have solved hard design problems, these books can help you too.
In this technical book, today’s leading software architects present valuable principles on key development issues that go way beyond technology.
More than four dozen architects, including Neal Ford, Michael Nygard, and Bill de hora, offer advice for communicating with stakeholders, eliminating complexity, empowering developers, and many more practical lessons they’ve learned from years of experience.
Among the 97 principles in this book, you’ll find useful advice such as:
Don’t Put Your Resume Ahead of the Requirements (Nitin Borwankar) Chances Are,
Your Biggest Problem Isn’t Technical (Mark Ramm) Communication Is King.
Clarity and Leadership, Its Humble Servants (Mark Richards),
Simplicity Before Generality, Use Before Reuse (Kevlin Henney),
For the End User, the Interface Is the System (Vinayak Hegde),
It’s Never Too Early to Think About Performance (Rebecca Parsons),
To be successful as a software architect, you need to master both business and technology.
This book tells you what top software architects think is important and how they approach a project.
If you want to enhance your career, 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know is essential reading.
What are the ingredients of robust, elegant, flexible, and maintainable software architecture?
Beautiful Architecture answers this question through a collection of intriguing essays from more than a dozen of today’s leading software designers and architects.
In each essay, contributors present a notable software architecture, and analyze what makes it innovative and ideal for its purpose.
Effective design is at the heart of everything from software development to engineering to architecture.
But what do we really know about the design process? What leads to effective, elegant designs?
The Design of Design addresses these questions.
That’s all about some of the best books for a software architect, technical leads, and solution architect.
If you want to move the next step in your career towards an end goal of becoming a software architect, these are the books to read to expand your vision and knowledge.
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