In this first lecture we look at the state of the industry and specifically the post-pc era that follows the digital decade. The PC is not the center anymore and we as architects need to create solution that are long lasting and usable on any device.
Creating software systems is hard. Fortunately, as system architects we have many methods to build upon and in this lecture we will explore those building blocks. We also look at the evolution of software architectures and the importance of service oriented architecture