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This week, we're delighted to have Raju Gandhi, Mark Richards, Neal Ford helping to answer questions about the new book Head First Software Architecture: A Learner's Guide to Architectural Thinking.


The promotion starts Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 and will end on Friday, June 28th, 2024

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, O'Reilly.


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Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.
 
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Brilliant!

We are excited to be here, and happy to answer any questions you have about the book or software architecture in general.

Wishing you all luck in the book drawing.

Cheers,
Mark, Neal & Raju
 
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I love the Head First series, and the Software Architecture book looks interesting. Congrats on the book!
 
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Thanks Geff! We know that the Head First learning style isn't for everyone, but we are glad you enjoy the series, and we look forward to your feedback on the Head First Software Architecture book!

Mark
 
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Head first series are famous for their way of pictorial representation and real world analogies to software concepts which makes them standout. What kind of dialogue or delivery is planned in this new book. Please give us some insights.
 
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As with most Head First books, the character dialog accomplished several things. First, it sets the stage for a major decision the team needs to make with regards to architecture, allowing us, the authors, to now provide some exposition and examples to address the issue raised by the character or the cubicle conversation. However, we liberally use character dialogs to ask key questions about software architecture, such as "but aren't event-drive architecture and microservices the same thing?", "but what about the database in event-driven architecture - where is it?", and "why should I care whether a decision is more about design or more about architecture?". It's through the character dialog that the book really comes alive.

Mark
 
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