The Architecture of Open Source Applications, Volume II: Structure, Scale, and a Few More Fearless Hacks

The Architecture of Open Source Applications, Volume II: Structure, Scale, and a Few More Fearless Hacks

In this second volume, the authors of twenty-four open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why. From web servers and compilers to health record management systems, they are covered here to help you become a better developer.

Publication date: 08 May 2012

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ISBN-13: 9781105571817

Paperback: 390 pages

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Type: Book

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Post time: 16 Dec 2016 08:10:00

The Architecture of Open Source Applications, Volume II: Structure, Scale, and a Few More Fearless Hacks

The Architecture of Open Source Applications, Volume II: Structure, Scale, and a Few More Fearless Hacks In this second volume, the authors of twenty-four open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why. From web servers and compilers to health record management systems, they are covered here to help you become a better developer.
Tag(s): Algorithms and Data Structures Software Libre and Open Source
Publication date: 08 May 2012
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 9781105571817
Paperback: 390 pages
Views: 3,260
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Publisher: Lulu.com
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Post time: 16 Dec 2016 08:10:00
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From the Introduction:
Brown and Wilson wrote:In the introduction to Volume 1 of this series, we wrote:

"Building architecture and software architecture have a lot in common, but there is one crucial difference. While architects study thousands of buildings in their training and during their careers, most software developers only ever get to know a handful of large programs well… As a result, they repeat one another's mistakes rather than building on one another's successes… This book is our attempt to change that."

In the year since that book appeared, over two dozen people have worked hard to create the sequel you have in your hands. They have done so because they believe, as we do, that software design can and should be taught by example—that the best way to learn how think like an expert is to study how experts think. From web servers and compilers through health record management systems to the infrastructure that Mozilla uses to get Firefox out the door, there are lessons all around us. We hope that by collecting some of them together in this book, we can help you become a better developer.




About The Editor(s)


Amy worked in the software industry for ten years before quitting to create a freelance editing and book production business. She has an underused degree in Math from the University of Waterloo.

Amy Brown

Amy worked in the software industry for ten years before quitting to create a freelance editing and book production business. She has an underused degree in Math from the University of Waterloo.


Greg is the founder of Software Carpentry, a crash course in computing skills for scientists and engineers. He has worked for 30 years in both industry and academia, and is the author or editor of several books on computing, including the 2008 Jolt Award winner Beautiful Code and the first two volumes of The Architecture of Open Source Applications. Greg received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh in 1993.

Greg Wilson

Greg is the founder of Software Carpentry, a crash course in computing skills for scientists and engineers. He has worked for 30 years in both industry and academia, and is the author or editor of several books on computing, including the 2008 Jolt Award winner Beautiful Code and the first two volumes of The Architecture of Open Source Applications. Greg received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh in 1993.


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