One of the main challenges when designing software architecture is the consideration of quality attributes. Not only their design turns out to be difficult, but also the specification of these attributes. Consequently, many problems in software systems are directly related to the specification and design of quality attributes such as modifiability or performance, to name just a few.
"Service Design Patterns" catalogs design patterns that cover the entire lifecycle of web services. This book is the latest addition to the Martin Fowler signature series which also contains a section on consumer driven contracts contributed by Ian Robinson. InfoQ talked to Rob Daigneau, the author of the book, regarding various topics related to the core idea behind "Service Design Patterns".
While the principal pattern is easy to understand it can be difficult to succeed with Dependency Injection without considering the larger context. DI is an application of the principle of Inversion of Control and to succeed with IoC you’ll also need to invert your thinking. This article provides a sketch of the mental model you need to adopt to succeed with DI.
"Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns" catalogs many common patterns in modern HTML5 applications. InfoQ talked to one of the book's authors, Dionysios Synodinos, about the book and working with HTML5.
Mark Seemann, author of Dependency Injection in .NET, talks to us about the differences between DI and Service Locators and the importance of having a Composite Root. 9
James Madison shows how architects can bring agile and architecture practices together to pragmatically balance business and architectural priorities while delivering both with agility. 3
InfoQ spoke with Lee and Celso about the Patterns-Based Engineering: Successfully Delivering Solutions via Patterns book, discussing patterns for working with patterns, MDD and the promise of reuse.
In their new book on Domain-Specific Languages Martin Fowler and Rebecca Parsons address the concept and practice of DSLs. 4
Michael Poulin explores the different contexts in which SOA patterns are applied; how the products from different vendors influence patterns and its effect on the responsibilities of business and IT. 14
SpringSource's Rossen Stoyanchev introduces the Spring MVC REST features available in Spring 3 in the context of JAX-RS. 33
Book Excerpt and Interview: Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility
Boris Lublinsky interviews Marc Fiammante as part of a review of Marc' new book, Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility.
In this article, author Alberto Brandolini discusses the many sides of bounded contexts and how to use them to build a context map to support key decisions in a software development project. 6