Software Architecture in Practice, 4/e (Paperback)

Bass, Len, Clements, Paul, Kazman, Rick



The Definitive, Practical, Proven Guide to Architecting Modern Software--Now Fully Updated

Now with nine new chapters, Software Architecture in Practice, Fourth Edition, thoroughly explains what software architecture is, why it's important, and how to design, instantiate, analyze, evolve, and manage it in disciplined and effective ways.

Three renowned software architects cover the entire lifecycle, presenting practical guidance, expert methods, and tested models for use in any project, no matter how complex. You'll learn how to use architecture to address accelerating growth in requirements, system size, and abstraction, and to manage emergent quality attributes as systems are dynamically combined in new ways.

With insights for utilizing architecture to optimize key quality attributes--including performance, modifiability, security, availability, interoperability, testability, usability, deployability, and more--this guide explains how to manage and refine existing architectures, transform them to solve new problems, and build reusable architectures that become strategic business assets.

  • Discover how architecture influences (and is influenced by) technical environments, project lifecycles, business profiles, and your own practices
  • Leverage proven patterns, interfaces, and practices for optimizing quality through architecture
  • Architect for mobility, the cloud, machine learning, and quantum computing
  • Design for increasingly crucial attributes such as energy efficiency and safety
  • Scale systems by discovering architecturally significant influences, using DevOps and deployment pipelines, and managing architecture debt
  • Understand architecture's role in the organization, so you can deliver more value






  • 了解架構如何影響(並受到)技術環境、專案生命週期、業務概況和您自己的實踐方式

  • 利用經驗證明的模式、介面和實踐方法來通過架構優化品質

  • 為流動性、雲端、機器學習和量子計算進行架構設計

  • 設計越來越重要的屬性,如能源效率和安全性

  • 通過發現具有架構重要影響力、使用DevOps和部署流程以及管理架構債務來擴展系統

  • 了解架構在組織中的角色,以便提供更多價值


Len Bass, an award-winning author and lecturer, has more than 50 years of advanced software experience, including 25 years at Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) Software Engineering Institute (SEI). He now teaches DevOps as an adjunct faculty member at CMU.

Dr. Paul Clements, VP of Customer Success with BigLever Software, helps organizations gain value from Product Line Engineering (PLE). As senior member of technical staff at SEI, he led advanced projects in PLE and software architecture.

Rick Kazman is Professor, University of Hawaii, and Visiting Researcher at SEI. His interests include software architecture, visualization, design, analysis, and economics. He co-created influential architecture analysis methods and tools, including SAAM, ATAM, CBAM, Dali, and Titan.


Len Bass,一位屢獲殊榮的作家和講師,擁有超過50年的高級軟體經驗,其中25年在卡內基梅隆大學(CMU)軟體工程研究所(SEI)任職。他現在在CMU擔任兼職教授,教授DevOps。

Paul Clements博士是BigLever Software的客戶成功副總裁,幫助組織從產品線工程(PLE)中獲得價值。作為SEI的高級技術人員,他領導了PLE和軟體架構的先進項目。

Rick Kazman是夏威夷大學的教授,也是SEI的訪問研究員。他的興趣包括軟體架構、可視化、設計、分析和經濟學。他共同創建了具有影響力的架構分析方法和工具,包括SAAM、ATAM、CBAM、Dali和Titan。