Software Architecture en passant

A dream of a century just like flying: Creating a machine that defeats humans in chess. Still a fascinating task for developers today!

DokChess as example for arc42

How do you decompose the problem in a clever way? Which important decisions have to be made during implementation? With DokChess you learn the essentials to build your own chess program. And you will discover in a joyful way how you can generally design, evaluate and record a comprehensible, appropriate software architecture.

“I designed and implemented DokChess as demonstration material for lectures and workshops on software architecture and design. It is one of the case studies in my German book on architectural documentation. The Java source code is available at GitHub, further information on implementation can be found on these pages.

Stefan Zörner