Introduction to Software Architecture

The Introduction to Software Architecture training course provides experienced software developers the skills and knowledge required to transition into a software leadership role as an architect. The term software architect typically describes a role within a software development organization. Software architecture describes the design and interworkings of a system. In order to for software architects to define a software architecture, architecture best-practices and principles are incorporating during the system design and alaysis process.

The Introduction to Software Architecture course examines the roles and responsibilities of a software architect, common elements, artifacts, of a good software architecture, and common processes and procedures architects go through when defining a software architecture. The course is structured in a workshop format where teams work together to define the software architecture for a Web 2.0 application.

Course Summary

Learn the discipline, responsibilities and practices of a software architect.
Experienced OO programmers wanting to take on a software leadership role as a software architect.
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Workshops are instructor-led lab-intensives focused on the practical application of technologies through the facilitation of a project-related lab. Workshops are just the opposite of Seminars. They deliver the highest level of knowledge transfer of any format. Think wide (breadth) and deep (depth).

Workshop help
4 Days
Productivity Objectives: 
  • Describe the role of a software architect
  • Function as a software architect through a software architecture design effort
  • Describe the software architecture process
  • Understanding the components of a good software architecture
  • Describe the differences between software design versus software architecture
  • Use common tools to help you design a software architecture
  • Measure and validate a software architecture
  • Determine how to mitigating change within an architecture

What You'll Learn

In the Introduction to Software Architecture training course you’ll learn:
Day One – Introduction to Software Architecture

  • Introduction to Software Architecture
    • What is Software Architecture
    • Role of Software Architecture in Software Engineering Process
    • Role of Software Architecture in a Software Development Organization
    • Defining Software Architecture within your organization
  • Role of the Software Architect
    • Becoming a Software Architect
    • Leading the software design effort
    • Communicating with business stakeholders and project managers
  • The software architecture process
    • Defining a software architecture process for your team
    • Understanding the components of a good software architecture
    • Design versus Architecture

Day Two – Fundamentals of Software Architecture

  • Fundamentals of Software Architecture
    • Fundamental Architectural Concepts
    • Systemic Architectural Qualities
    • Software Architecture Process and Principles
    • Migrating from Single-Tier to N-Tiered solutions
    • Understanding implications of multi-tiered solutions

Day Three – Designing a Tiered Solution

  • Designing a Tiered Solution
    • Top-down versus bottom-up architecture
    • Architecting the client tier
    • Architecting the web tier
    • Architecting a business tier
    • Architecting an enterprise information and legacy tier

Day Four – Designing a Tiered Solution (cont.)

  • Designing a Tiered Solution (cont.)
    • Developing a Security Architecture
    • Evaluating a Software Architecture
    • Measuring a Software Architecture
    • Moving from architecture to code
  • Using tools to help you design your software architecture
    • Measuring and validating your software architecture
    • Mitigating change within your architecture
    • Migrating to an enterprise architecture

Meet Your Instructor

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Kelby Zorgdrager

Kelby Zorgdrager’s expertise in Java, Open Source, and software development have allowed him to be a guest speaker at JavaOne, Java University, Comdex, IEEE Software Conference, and the Colorado Software Summit.

Kelby has also served as a guest author for both IBM and Sun/Oracle’s developer sites. Furthering his passion to help people learn, Kelby served as a technical editor for the bestselling book, Advanced Java: How to Program,...

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Simon has over 15 years of experience defining, developing, and delivering software development training programs.

As a senior instructor and courseware developer for Sun Microsystems, Simon developed and delivered Java training courses for Sun Educational Services’ internal and external customers. While at Sun, he was a guest presenter at JavaOne, Java University, and other software trade shows. Simon’s most significant accolade was his work as the development lead in the design, development,...

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Michael is a practicing software developer, course developer, and trainer with DevelopIntelligence. For the majority of his career, Michael has designed and implemented large-scale, enterprise-grade, Java-based applications at major telecommunications and Internet companies, such as Level3 Communications, US West/Qwest/Century Link, Orbitz, and others.

Michael has a passion for learning new technologies, patterns, and paradigms (or, he has a tendency to get bored or disappointed with current ones)....

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Jean brings years of development experience into her teaching, making the learning experience practical for her students. Originally a Smalltalk developer, Jean has an expansive knowledge of object-oriented (OO) development, analysis, and design. Jean has worked in every stage of the software development process for a variety of businesses – from small non-profits, to government agencies, to global enterprises.

Jean was also one of the top instructors at Sun Microsystems in North America and Europe....

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Michael owns and operates Inkling Research, a consulting group of technical specialists. His work experience includes systems administration, application and operating system development, and the design and deployment of several network and storage-based systems. Michael is a seasoned instructor with 18 years experience in training, course development, mentoring, and practice management. His educational credentials include a B.A. from UC Davis, an M.A from Kent State University, and doctoral coursework at Claremont...

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