In this truly unique technical book, today’s leading software architects present valuable principles on key development issues that go way beyond technology. More than four dozen architects – including Neal Ford, Michael Nygard, and Bill de hOra – offer advice for communicating with stakeholders, eliminating complexity, empowering developers, and many more practical lessons they’ve learned from years of experience. Among the 97 principles in this book, you’ll find useful advice such as:

– Don’t Put Your Resume Ahead of the Requirements;
– Chances Are, Your Biggest Problem Isn’t Technical;
– Communication Is King; Clarity and Leadership, Its Humble Servants;
– Simplicity Before Generality, Use Before Reuse;
– For the End User, the Interface Is the System;
– It’s Never Too Early to Think About Performance.

To be successful as a software architect, you need to master both business and technology. This book tells you what top …