Review: 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know

97This is a book review for “97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know” by O’Reilly with dozens of contributors.

This book is a quick read at roughly 200 pages and is targeted towards those folks who find themselves in the role of the “software architect”. Many of the contributors will be names you recognize such as Mike Nygard, Neal Ford and many others, some of which get more “booktime” than others with multiple blurbs each.

Each small contribution is no more than a page and a half as each author shares some personal experience, lesson learned or rule of thumb when it comes to being a architect. This may not be a book you sit down and read all at once, but maybe a few articles a day and move through it that way. I also think I might open it up again right before I start a brand new large project as this would be a good refresher on many concepts and methodologies which can help you get your mind in the right place before starting something new.

This book is not super technical in nature and is recommended for advanced developers or anyone who considers themselves to be an architect.

Recommended? Yes!

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