E-book: Just Enough Software Architecture
This is an electronic book format of Just Enough Software Architecture: A Risk-Centric Approach. This bundle includes the book in three formats: ePub, Mobi, and PDF. The three files are packaged together in a ZIP archive, so you will need to use a suitable unzip program before you can view the book.
The $19.50 price includes all three formats. This e-book is licensed for your personal use shared across whatever reading hardware you have, but not meant to be shared across multiple people. It has no DRM encumbrance.
If you have a discount code, click the Add to Cart link below and you’ll be able to enter it.
The book works great on the iPad but you cannot download it directly on the iPad. You’ll need to download it on your regular computer, unzip the file, then sync the .epub or .pdf file to the iPad. You can thank Apple for this required indirection.
The PDF is excellent quality, page-for-page the same as the printed hardback. The ePub version looks quite good according to most accounts. The Mobi e-book format (for Kindle owners) is also included, but please consider it alpha-quality. The Mobi (Kindle) version text is OK, but some of the graphics did not import cleanly. Some have reported that the PDF version works well on the Kindle.
- iPad Review 1: (From TS) Book list, Cover, Chapter 1
- iPad Review 2: (From RH) PDF version looks great. ePub Cover. Note that the current iBook software does a poor job resizing some images inline, but they look normal when you double tap to zoom them.
- Kindle Review: (From KP) Section 7.4 of PDF. “The PDF version looks good. I did page all the way through, paying particular attention to the tables and diagrams, and saw no problems at all.”
- Kindle, iPad, Android: (From GHC) “The book’s a breath of fresh air.” Kindle, iPad, and Android — Cover, Table of contents, Chapter 1
As a test, please download the demo version of the book (ePub), or the PDF version. You are responsible for ensuring that one of these formats will work with your book viewer. This table from wikipedia may help.
This e-book is licensed for your own personal use on multiple computers or e-book readers. For example, if you have an iPad, a Kindle, and a laptop, you may read the book on all three. However, it is only licensed for one person’s use (that is, you), so under no circumstances should the e-book be in use by multiple people. If you want to install it on multiple devices with multiple people viewing it, you will need to purchase multiple copies, just like a physical book.
How electronic delivery works
By clicking the add to cart link, you will add the book to a shopping cart. During checkout, E-Junkie handles the shopping cart and any discount codes. Your payment is processed by Google Checkout, then you will be shown a web page with a link to download the book. You will also get email confirmation with link to download. The ZIP file is about 7MB.
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