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I wish to learn more about Technical and Solutions Architecture. Specifically, I'm concerned with designing HA, Fault-Tolerant Scalable web-based solutions (enough buzzwords ;-). Its a topic I'm familiar with on a technical level having worked as a sysadmin, but I don't know all the buzzwords Architects use and have to brush up on my UML and diagram techniques. I would like a book that describes what architecture is as a discipline and explores standard design patterns, and some do's and don'ts.

Do you have any recommendations?

I apologise if this sounds vague, its because I am still learning what Architecture is as a discipline having come from a sysadmin background. To be 100% clear I'm looking for books or websites that give broad overviews of what System Design patterns exist and how the discipline works. Thanks

Instead of closing the question maybe you could comment on what exactly about it you don't like.

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This is why it was closed: "It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form." You may also wish to read the FAQ, which really spells it out a bit more clearly: serverfault.com/faq. –  Cypher Jun 1 '11 at 1:23
    
Of course we also have the issue that we don't do shopping questions on SF. –  John Gardeniers Jun 1 '11 at 1:41
    
You don't do shopping questions yet all links get converted into an amazon affiliates links? serverfault.com/questions/1046/… This is asking for what books a sysadmin should read, I was asking what books a system architect should read. What, specifically, is the difference or problem here (and yes I have read the faq)? –  giant_squid Jun 1 '11 at 2:24
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closed as not a real question by John Gardeniers, Jim B, Iain, Chopper3 May 31 '11 at 9:58

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This one is a good one but includes some mathematic stuffs...Anyway, mathematic is the best buzz words you can show off:)

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Thanks, this is what I was looking for. I have ordered this one and two others off Amazon, I hope to come back to this question if they are useful. –  giant_squid May 31 '11 at 23:04
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