Friday, February 8, 2019

Book review: Clean Architecture

This was a startup. We worked 70 to 80 hours per week. We had the vision. We had the motivation. We had the will. We had the energy. We had the expertise. We had equity. We had dreams of being millionaires. We were full of shit.
Uncle Bob

This is an amazing book! It leads you through all the aspects of software structure and design. The book starts with a definition of an architecture and basic blocks it is built on. It jumps into design principles and describes them in a very detailed way using valuable examples all along the pages. The book promotes a plugin architecture; explains different boundaries you have to consider before starting the actual development; advises you to protect your business rules from the details like frameworks, databases, web; talks about the dependency rule, and much more. The chapter about clean embedded architecture will definitely give embedded system engineers food for thought. The last autobiographical chapter is especially awesome, Uncle Bob shares with his story which started in the late 1960s ...

I was impressed by the simplicity with which the whole book is written. The author's experience amazes. I thought I knew SOLID principles but after reading the corresponding chapter I was surprised how wrong has been I.

You must definitely read this book if you are either experienced developer, or just curious about software design, or you are at the start of your career as a software engineer.

Time spent on the book: ~15 hours

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