“Focus on Application Support and Maintainability” to Produce Operable Software

97 Things Every Software Architect Should KnowThe book 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know is a useful collection of personal recommendations from experienced software practitioners around the world, and it contains some excellent advice for any thinking person engaged in software systems engineering.

However, it’s clear that even as recently as 2009 (when the book was published), there was very little focus amongst those who identify as software architects on making sure the software we design and built is operable by the operations teams on the “front line”. In fact, the only contributors who directly touch on software operabililty (aside from Michael Nygard, naturally) are  Rebecca Parsons,  Mncedisi Kasper, and Dave Anderson; four contributions out of 97.

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