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The Complete Guide to Becoming a Software Architect

The most comprehensive guide that will make you a Software Architect, the most desired role in the software industry.
Instructor:
Memi Lavi
99 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
Practical, proven techniques to becoming a great Software Architect.
The exact role of the Software Architect
Adopting Software Architect's mindset
Architectural Patterns used in almost any software system
Design Patterns to make the code more readable and easy to maintain
Crucial Soft Skills that will make your work much easier
Role and structure of the Architecture Document
Advanced architectural patterns for extreme cases

Congratulations! You’re going to be a Software Architect!

Becoming a Software Architect is the holy grail for almost all developers.

Great salary, working with management, dealing with the up-to-date technologies and patterns, working with variety of projects and teams – all these make the Software Architect one of the most desired positions in the software industry.

But becoming a Software Architect is not easy. There is no academic course for that, and no formal training.

You might assume that being a great developer is enough to become a great Software Architect – but that’s not the case.

A great Software Architect employs a mix of great technical skills, the ability to take a high-level look, and great interpersonal skills.

You may find other courses that will teach you programming skills, project management skills and even software design skills. But no course covers all the bases as this one.

Here is what we will discuss in this comprehensive, 115 lectures length, course:

What is a Software Architect and why you want to become one

– What are the steps you should take in the Architecture Process

– What are System Requirements and why they are so important for the architecture

– A proven, tested way of selecting the technology stack

– How to design the system’s components architecture

– What are design patterns and why does it matter

– How to design the overall system architecture

What is architecture document and why it’s so important

– Super important soft skills every architect should possess

– Some advanced architecture patterns you should keep in mind

– And lots more…

But wait, that’s not all!

One of the cornerstones of the architect’s work is the architecture document. This document contains all the information regarding the architecture designed by the architect, including requirements, technology stack. component’s architecture, system architecture and lots more.

Creating the architecture document is a daunting task, that can take months of hard work.

But if you take this course – your life will be much easier!

Towards the end of this course, we’ll work together on a real-world case study, one that stems from other projects I’ve worked on. After discussing the case study, and designing its architecture,  you’ll have an opportunity to download a real-world, full blown architecture document, complete with all the information related to the case study. In fact, this is an industry-grade document, which I used in dozens of systems I’ve worked on.

And the best part? It’s yours to use! Feel free to take this document, modify the parts that are relevant to your project, and submit it to your client!

Again – you’re going to give your client a professional looking, modern, methodical document that covers all the bases, and makes a great impression.

No other course provides such a document, and that’s because I’m fully confident in the document’s contribution to your work and reputation, as I used it extensively in the past years.

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Who is this course for?

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Actually, any person who is involved in software development, even system analyst, can profit from this course.

However, the best candidate for this course is a developer with some experience, preferably 2 years. This experience will help mainly in understanding the terminology used in this course.

If you’re not sure if this course is for you – drop me a note!

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About Me

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I’ve been a Software Architect for more than 17 years, working with a variety of clients – Fortune 100 enterprises, start-ups, govt. entities, defense, telco, banking, and lots more.

I’m an avid speaker and trainer, having trained thousands of students in various courses in the past.

I love what I do, and my greatest passion (well, besides my family…) is designing modern, practical, and reliable systems for my clients.

Welcome

1
Introduction
2
Who Is This Course For?
3
Why You Should Become a Software Architect
4
An Update for Udemy Students
5
What We Will Talk About in This Course

What Is a Software Architect

1
Types of Architects
2
Responsibility of the Architect
3
The Architect in the Organizational Chart
4
Architects & Code
5
Architects and Academic Degrees
6
Career Path to Architect
7
Test your knowledge on the definition of Software Architect

In this quiz you'll have the opportunity to make sure you can fully describe what is, in fact, a Software Architect.


The Architect's Mindset

1
Introduction to the Architect's Mindset
2
Understand the Business
3
Define the System's Goals
4
Work for Your Client's Clients
5
Talk to the Right People with the Right Language
6
Test your mindset!

As we learned in this section, good architects must adopt a mindset that will help them working with their clients.

This quiz will help you fine tune your mindset, and help you in your path to become an architect.

The Architecture Process

1
Introduction
2
Understand the System Requirements
3
Understand the Non-Functional Requirements
4
Map the Components
5
Select Technology Stack
6
Design the Architecture
7
Write the Architecture Document
8
Support the Team
9
Conclusion
10
Test your knowledge: The Architecture Process

Let's see how fluent you are in the architecture process.

Remember - following this process will greatly help you in crafting your architecture to best fit the system you work on.

Working with System Requirements

1
Introduction to Requirements
2
The Two Types of Requirements
3
Architects & Functional Requirements
4
Non-Functional Requirements
5
Who Defines Non-Functional Requirements?
6
Conclusion
7
Test your knowledge: System Requirements

Let's see how good you are in describing Functional & Non-Functional Requirements.

Types of Applications

1
Introduction to Application Types
2
Web Apps
3
Web API
4
Mobile
5
Console
6
Service
7
Desktop
8
Summary
9
Test your knowledge: Application Types

Selecting Technology Stack

1
Introduction to Technology Stack
2
Considerations for Technology Stack
3
Back End Technology
4
An Update on .NET Core State
5
Front End Technology
6
Data Store Technology
7
Summary
8
Test your knowledge: Technology Stack

Meet the *-ilities

1
Introduction to the *-ilities
2
Scalability
3
Manageability
4
Modularity
5
Extensibility
6
Testability
7
Summary
8
Test your knowledge: The *-ilities

Components' Architecture

1
Introduction to Components
2
Layers
3
Interfaces
4
DI
5
SOLID
6
Naming Conventions
7
Exception Handling
8
Logging
9
Summary
10
Test your knowledge: Components

Design Patterns 101

1
Introduction to Design Patterns
2
The Factory Pattern
3
The Repository Pattern
4
The Façade Pattern
5
The Command Pattern
6
Summary
7
Test your knowledge: Design Patterns

System Architecture

1
Introduction to System Architecture
2
Loose Coupling
3
Stateless
4
Caching
5
Messaging
6
Logging & Monitoring
7
Summary
8
Test your knowledge: System Architecture

External Considerations

1
Introduction to External Considerations
2
Deadline
3
Existing Dev Team Skills
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