Course Software Architect : Foundations of Software Architecture


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Course Title:Foundations of Software Architecture

Instructor: Pedro Martins

Course Overview

This course delves into the essence of software architecture, presenting it as a strategic approach to designing systems that align with business scalability and enhance agile development. Through a series of modules, students will explore the multifaceted relationship between architecture, implementation, design, and construction. Led by experienced software architect Pedro Martins, the course demystifies the role of a software architect and introduces foundational theories, concepts, and architectural patterns essential for building robust applications.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the true nature and importance of software architecture.
  • Learn how to think like a software architect, whether in traditional or modern contexts.
  • Explore major theories and concepts fundamental to software architecture.
  • Examine the impact of Conway’s Law and domain-based thinking on system design.
  • Distinguish between system architecture and enterprise architecture.
  • Study six common architectural patterns, including their applications and implications.

Course Modules

Module 1: Introduction to Software Architecture

  • Defining Software Architecture
  • The Role of the Software Architect
  • The Impact of Architecture on Agile Development

Module 2: Theoretical Foundations

  • Key Theories and Concepts in Software Architecture
  • Understanding Conway’s Law
  • Domain-Based Thinking in Architecture

Module 3: Architecture and Its Relationships

  • Architecture vs. Implementation
  • Architecture vs. Design
  • Architecture vs. Construction

Module 4: Types of Software Architects

  • The Traditional Architect
  • The Modern Architect
  • Evolving Roles in Software Architecture

Module 5: System vs. Enterprise Architecture

  • Understanding the Differences
  • Case Studies and Real-World Applications

Module 6: Architectural Patterns

  • Monoliths: Design, Benefits, and Challenges
  • Microservices: Principles, Advantages, and Implementation
  • Additional Patterns: Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Event-Driven Architecture (EDA), and more

Module 7: Designing for Scalability and Agility

  • Strategies for Scalable System Design
  • Architectural Considerations for Agile Development

Module 8: Practical Applications and Case Studies

  • Applying Architectural Theories and Patterns
  • Analyzing Real-World Systems

Course Assessment

  • Quizzes and Assignments
  • Case Study Analysis
  • Final Project: Architectural Design Proposal

Who This Course Is For

This course is designed for aspiring software architects, developers seeking to deepen their understanding of architecture, and anyone interested in the principles behind designing scalable, agile systems.

By the end of this course, participants will have a solid foundation in software architecture, equipped with the knowledge and skills to architect applications that support their business’s growth and facilitate agile development practices.


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