Lean Architecture: for Agile Software Development (英語) ペーパーバック – 2010/7/13
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More and more Agile projects are seeking architectural roots as they struggle with complexity and scale - and they're seeking lightweight ways to do it
- Still seeking? In this book the authors help you to find your own path
- Taking cues from Lean development, they can help steer your project toward practices with longstanding track records
- Up-front architecture? Sure. You can deliver an architecture as code that compiles and that concretely guides development without bogging it down in a mass of documents and guesses about the implementation
- Documentation? Even a whiteboard diagram, or a CRC card, is documentation: the goal isn't to avoid documentation, but to document just the right things in just the right amount
- Process? This all works within the frameworks of Scrum, XP, and other Agile approaches
'...a book of advice that is broad, enabling, and concrete. (Lean Magazine, January 2010).
James O. Coplien is a writer, lecturer, and researcher in the field of Computer Science. He has made key contributions in the areas of software design and organizational development, software debugging, and in empirical research. His early work on C++ idioms was one of the three primary sources of the popular Design Patterns. His work on Organizational patterns was an inspiration for both Extreme Programming and for Scrum. Cope was a founding Member of Hillside Group with Kent Beck, Grady Booch, Ward Cunningham, Ralph Johnson, Ken Auer and Hal Hildebrand. He is responsible for starting up several of the conferences in the Pattern Languages of Programming (PLoP) conference series and is a longstanding pattern author and PLoP shepherd.
Gertrud Bjornvig is an experienced software consultant and trainer and has been in software development since 1984. She's been working on development teams as a developer, analyst, and project manager, and has had cross-organizational roles as methodologist and process consultant. Her background is in object-oriented development, including extensive work with UML and RUP. Gertrud has been employed by Enator, Navision, Microsoft, and TietoEnator, but since June 2007 she has been independent as a part of Gertrud & Cope.
Gertrud holds a Master in Computer Science and Communication and is one of the founders of Danish Agile User Group.
This book is a great read if you are an experienced developer. I do not recommend it to people new to the software development industry.
Do not pick this book up and think you are going to learn how to do software architecture. Personally I would have named the book "Thoughts on Lean". I found the book very interesting and found it to contain a lot of great advice, but it does not paint the complete picture of how to accomplish solid software architecture.
I like the DCI coverage, but would only use it if it can be documented better than what is shown in the book. Code is not enough documentation for me.
Personally I will apply the techniques in this book to modular level design and development. Over the years I have found that to be the place agile and lean development practices belong, not at the architecture level. Their programming techniques help to achieve a very modifiable architecture, which to me is the most import quality attribute you should strive for on any project of decent size.
Although my review comes off as a bit negative, the negativity is not a reflection of the quality of this book's wisdom. It is my personal bias against what the agile movement has done to the environments I am constantly finding myself cleaning up. Agile is perceived all to often as the easy road, when in fact it is a road only for the highly experienced and a select few.
All in all I recommend reading this book if you want to broaden your horizon. The personal insight the author provides into building software is worth the time.