Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness
The Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, 2nd edition, is now available on Amazon and should be available on the shelf at your local bookstores soon. The PDF was downloaded ~180,000 times. This is the Microsoft platform playbook for application architecture. You can think of it as a set of blueprints, and as your personal mentor for building common types of applications on the Microsoft platform: mobile, RIA, services, and Web applications.
The backbone of the guide is an information model for the application architecture space. It’s a durable and evolvable map to give you a firm foundation of principles, patterns, and practices that you can overlay the latest technologies. It’s your “tome of know-how.” While it’s not a step-by-step for building specific applications, it is a pragmatic guide for designing your architecture, with quality attributes, key software principles, common patterns, and architectural styles in mind. It’s holistic and focused on the key engineering decisions where you face your highest risks and most important choices.
Key Features of the Book The book has several compelling features for slicing and dicing the application architecture body of knowledge:
Contents at a Glance The full Microsoft Application Architecture Guide is available for free on MSDN in HTML. This is the contents of the guide at a glance:
The Team Here is the team that brought you the guide:
Application Architecture Knowledge Base The guide was developed in conjunction with our Application Architecture Guide v2.0 Knowledge Base Project. The knowledge base project was used to inform and steer the guide during its development. The Application Architecture Knowledge Base includes a large amount of material that expands on specific topics in the main guide. It also includes draft material from the main guide that is targeted and packaged for more specific audiences, such as the Pocket Guide series.
Key Links at a Glance Here are the key links at a glance:
you mentioned a PDF version of this resource. Where can it be purchased/obtained. Thanks
You can download the content complete draft from http://www.codeplex.com/AppArchGuide/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=20586 .
The download is available at:
Sorry J. D. Posted almost in same time!
Anyway, why is the copyright set to 2008 ?
No prob. Good catch ... it should be 2009.
ya but... how about a pdf of the actual final rather than just the draft? or are you saying nothing has changed since Jan 19?
The PDF was frozen before the book process, so there are some deltas, primarily formatting (what works for the Web, doesn't always work for print.)
ahhh... gotcha. thanks much, J.D.
I'm guessing you meant tome instead of tomb?
At least, I *really* hope so. :)
Is the codeplex provided pdf the most recent ?( since it contains "only" 21 chapters while the MSDN version has 28, also chapter names differ too) Is it possible to get the pdf for the current version of what is on MSDN?
Yes, it's the last PDF before we forked for the book process. I'm glad there's demand for PDF. I'll explore doing another PDF build with the team.
Ready to order .... but not yet available on amazon.co.uk :(
A PDF update on CodePlex please :)