- Paperback: 236 pages
- Publisher: Shroff Publishers & Distributers Private Limited - Mumbai; First edition (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8184046898
- ISBN-13: 978-8184046892
- Package Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x 1.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,06,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know Paperback – 2009
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About the Author
Richard Monson-Haefel, an independent software developer, coauthored all five editions of Enterprise JavaBeans and Java Message Service (all O'Reilly). He's a software architect specializing in multi-touch interfaces and a leading expert on enterprise computing. More detail on his work and writings can be found at Monson-Haefel.
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Imagine your Dad rings you up and says, "Be sure to go to work bright and early..." or "The early bird gets the worm" and proceeds to ramble on for 5 minutes about why that is important. We have all been through this kind of lecture. For politeness sake, you bite your tongue and zone out.
Now replace Dad with Bill Gates/ Steve Jobs/ some famous architect. However the advice being doled out is similar. eg. "Be sure to have a decent UI for every component/ blah blah blah".
How would you feel if you had to read 97 articles by famous architects / tech gurus, each 2 pages long and the entire content of the article is in the first introductory line itself. The rest is fluff.
I don't know about you, but when I am paying 20+ dollars for a book, I expect more than simple fluff.
I give it 4 stars instead of 5 because as others have noted, it is very lightweight. I do feel that this book would be suitable for most folks in technology to read, not limited to software architects. I would have no hesitation recommending this book to everyone from a Junior Systems Administrator or Project Manager all the way to a Director Of Technology.
I would not recommend this book.
There is no meat from any of the selected authors. It looks more like a way to promote themselves.