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About the Course

The way that software components — subroutines, classes, functions, etc. — are arranged, and the interactions between them, is called architecture. In this course you will study the ways these architectures are represented, both in UML and other visual tools. We will introduce the most common architectures, their qualities, and tradeoffs. We will talk about how architectures are evaluated, what makes a good architecture, and an architecture can be improved. We'll also talk about how the architecture touches on the process of software development. In the Capstone Project you will document a Java-based Android application with UML diagrams and analyze evaluate the application’s architecture using the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM). After completing this course, you will be able to: • Compare and contrast the components, connections, protocols, topologies, constraints, tradeoffs, and variations of different types of architectural styles used in the design of applications and systems (e.g., main program and subroutine, object-oriented, interpreters, pipes and filters, database centric, event-based). • Describe the properties of layered and n-tier architectures. • Create UML ipackage, component, and deployment diagrams to express the architectural structure of a system. • Explain the behaviour of a system using UML activity diagrams. • Document a multi-application system with a layered architecture....

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Dec 23, 2019

This is a excellent course for Software architects, addressing all key areas needed in the field. Good content, definitely recommend this course for anyone aspiring to be a Software architect.


Jul 21, 2021

This course integrates the previous courses (Object oriented design and Design patterns) and applies the knowledge taught in those courses to real life problems. Highly recommended.

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By Wasif K

Jul 21, 2020

explained really well


Jun 9, 2020

Thank you So Much !

By Peter H

Dec 26, 2017

Really nice course.

By Umma K M

Aug 27, 2020

Good experience :\

By Jeferson C P

Dec 9, 2020

Excellent course.

By chetan d

Sep 29, 2020

Excellent course

By Arjun C

Nov 27, 2020

it is very good


Oct 25, 2020

It's awesome 😊

By Barış K B

Nov 28, 2020

It was amazing

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Apr 9, 2021


By Alvaro A

Mar 9, 2021

thanks a lot.

By dimpu s p

May 24, 2020

This is good!


Jul 12, 2021

good content

By Cesar H

Dec 17, 2019

Nice course!

By Felipe L

Feb 25, 2021

good course

By Joselito B N

Feb 13, 2021

Very Useful

By Shakil M

Feb 13, 2020

nice course

By Manasa P

Sep 13, 2019

Good course

By Yariel I R

Apr 20, 2018

very good!

By Javier R

Dec 26, 2019

Very Good

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By Mauricio M J M

May 14, 2021

El curso es muy completo. Algún detalle en algunas traducciones, pero todo muy bien.

By Rim G

Sep 13, 2020

would add more project assignments, but it was great content