Relating System Quality and Software Architecture

Ivan Mistrik* (Editor), Rami Bahsoon (Editor), Peter Eeles (Editor), Roshanak Roshandel (Editor), Michael Stal (Editor)

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Abstract

System Quality and Software Architecture collects state-of-the-art knowledge on how to intertwine software quality requirements with software architecture and how quality attributes are exhibited by the architecture of the system. Contributions from leading researchers and industry evangelists detail the techniques required to achieve quality management in software architecting, and the best way to apply these techniques effectively in various application domains (especially in cloud, mobile and ultra-large-scale/internet-scale architecture) Taken together, these approaches show how to assess the value of total quality management in a software development process, with an emphasis on architecture. The book explains how to improve system quality with focus on attributes such as usability, maintainability, flexibility, reliability, reusability, agility, interoperability, performance, and more. It discusses the importance of clear requirements, describes patterns and tradeoffs that can influence quality, and metrics for quality assessment and overall system analysis. The last section of the book leverages practical experience and evidence to look ahead at the challenges faced by organizations in capturing and realizing quality requirements, and explores the basis of future work in this area.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherElsevier
Number of pages380
ISBN (Electronic)9780124171688
ISBN (Print)9780124170094
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science

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