Threads Through the Book

While the ABC is the primary theme of the book, other conceptual threads run through it. A reader interested in pursuing a particular aspect of architecture may wish to concentrate on the chapters that carry one or more of the following threads:

  • Where do architectures come from?? Chapters 1, 2, 4, 7, 11 and 12

  • Business issues? Chapters 1, 4, 7, 11, 12, 14, 15 and 18

  • How qualities derive from architectures? Chapters 4, 5, 11 and 12 and the case studies

  • Case studies of qualities deriving from architecture? Chapters 3, 6, 8, 13, 15, 16 and 17

  • Architecture as a re-usable asset? Chapters 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18

  • Component-based systems and commercial infrastructures? Chapters 13, 16, 17 and 18

  • Architectures for real-time systems? Chapters 3, 5, 6, 8 and 15

  • Architectures for information systems? Chapters 13, 16, 17 and 18



    Part Two: Creating an Architecture
    Part Four: Moving From One System to Many