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Thinking Architecturally - Lead Technical Change Within Your Engineering Team
New software technology appears every year.
Like clockwork, another language, library, pattern, or approach will arrive on the scene with plenty of hype and developer enthusiasm. As someone whose job requires making architectural decisions, you need to evaluate these new technologies with an eye toward the inevitable tradeoffs before deciding if a new framework or language is right for your project.
In this ebook, solution architect Nathaniel Schutta guides tech leads, senior developers, junior developers, and of course, practicing architects through the process of appraising promising new technologies. Recognizing how today’s tech is informed by the past is a key part—some approaches that didn’t work years ago might now have all the ingredients to succeed. You’ll learn how to make effective decisions regarding the use of new tech solutions and explore the value of fitness functions to ensure that your ultimate choice is reflected in the codebase.
- Get guidelines, techniques, and advice for evaluating new tools and technologies
- Determine the unique needs your project before deciding which technology to use
- Examine documentation, codebase, testability, and other criteria when evaluating new tools
- Learn approaches for introducing new technology to skeptical people in the company and on your team
- Manage the quality attributes of your system once new technology is introduced
- Learn practical techniques to stay current in an ever evolving industry
About the Author:
Nathaniel T. Schutta is a software architect focused on cloud computing and
building usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has
written multiple books and appeared in various videos. Nate is a seasoned
speaker regularly presenting at conferences worldwide, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia,
meetups, universities, and user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is
an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches students to
embrace dynamic languages. Driven to rid the world of bad presentations, Nate
coauthored the book Presentation Patterns (Addison-Wesley) with Neal Ford and
Pivotal Software, Inc