Here is a list of the best Software Architecture books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design (Robert C. Martin Series) (2017)
- Software Architect’s Handbook: Become a successful software architect by implementing effective architecture concepts (2018)
- Design It!: From Programmer to Software Architect (The Pragmatic Programmers) (2017)
- Building Evolutionary Architectures: Support Constant Change (2017)
- Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems (2017)
- Fundamentals of Software Architecture: A Comprehensive Guide to Patterns, Characteristics, and Best Practices (2020)
- Cloud Native Architectures: Design high-availability and cost-effective applications for the cloud (2018)
- Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition (2004)
- Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship (2008)
- Software Architecture Fundamentals: A Study Guide for the Certified Professional for Software Architecture® – Foundation Level – iSAQB compliant (2019)
- The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master (1999)
- Technology Strategy Patterns: Architecture as Strategy (2018)
- Righting Software (2019)
Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design (Robert C. Martin Series) (2017)
By applying universal rules of software architecture, you can dramatically improve developer productivity throughout the life of any software system. Now, building upon the success of his best-selling books Clean Code and The Clean Coder, legendary software craftsman Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”) reveals those rules and helps you apply them.
Software Architect’s Handbook: Become a successful software architect by implementing effective architecture concepts (2018)
Key Features Book DescriptionThe Software Architect’s Handbook is a comprehensive guide to help developers, architects, and senior programmers advance their career in the software architecture domain. This book takes you through all the important concepts, right from design principles to different considerations at various stages of your career in software architecture.The book begins by covering the fundamentals, benefits, and purpose of software architecture.
Don’t engineer by coincidence-design it like you mean it! Filled with practical techniques, Design It! is the perfect introduction to software architecture for programmers who are ready to grow their design skills. Lead your team as a software architect, ask the right stakeholders the right questions, explore design options, and help your team implement a system that promotes the right -ilities.
The software development ecosystem is constantly changing, providing a constant stream of new tools, frameworks, techniques, and paradigms.
Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems (2017)
Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application?
Fundamentals of Software Architecture: A Comprehensive Guide to Patterns, Characteristics, and Best Practices (2020)
Although salary surveys worldwide regularly identify software architect as one of the top ten best jobs, no decent guides exist to help developers become architects. Until now. This practical guide provides the first comprehensive overview of software architecture’s many aspects.
Cloud Native Architectures: Design high-availability and cost-effective applications for the cloud (2018)
Key Features Book DescriptionCloud computing has proven to be the most revolutionary IT development since virtualization. Cloud native architectures give you the benefit of more flexibility over legacy systems. To harness this, businesses need to refresh their development models and architectures when they find they don’t port to the cloud.
Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell’s original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices—and hundreds of new code samples—illustrating the art and science of software construction.
Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with .
Software Architecture Fundamentals: A Study Guide for the Certified Professional for Software Architecture® – Foundation Level – iSAQB compliant (2019)
Software architecture is an important factor in ensuring the success of any software project. It provides a systematically designed framework that ensures the fulfilment of quality requirements such as expandability, flexibility, performance, and time-to-market.
— Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process–taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users.
Technologists who want their ideas heard, understood, and funded are often told to speak the language of business—without really knowing what that is.
Righting Software (2019)
presents the proven, structured, and highly engineered approach to software design that master architect Juval Löwy has practiced and taught around the world. Although companies of every kind have successfully implemented his original design ideas across hundreds of systems, these insights have never before appeared in print.
Best Software Architecture Books to Read
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Hands-On Software Architecture with C# 8 and .NET Core 3
Author(s): Gabriel Baptista, Francesco Abbruzzese
ID: 2461457, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: November 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf
Test-Driven Development with Java: Create higher-quality software by writing tests first with SOLID and hexagonal architecture
Author(s): Alan Mellor
ID: 3587152, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2023, Size: 22 Mb, Format: pdf
Embedded Systems Architecture: Design and write software for embedded devices to build safe and connected systems
Author(s): Daniele Lacamera
ID: 3603300, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2023, Size: 17 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.