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Where is the complexity?
Complexity? Software Developers tend to think in terms of code, Database Administrators in schemas, Operational teams in configuration and Systems Teams in hardware and networks. A software architect needs to consider all of these and in particular ...
01-May-2014
09:49:33
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QCon Video and In-The-Brain
Back in March I spoke at QConLondon 2013 on the topic of "Modern Legacy Systems". The video, along with synchronised slides, is now available here. Having just re-watched it I am reminded that I need to work on my timings for presentations (to avoid ...
17-Sep-2013
21:59:00
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More Legacy
In my last blog on legacy systems I talked about what they were and weren't. In this one I'm going to expand on this and how they fit into the business process lifecycle. Like most developers the centre of my work life is the software development ...
25-Feb-2013
21:05:00
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Is VM size an architectural smell?
A couple of months ago I went to an excellent set of talks at LJC night at QCon. This not only inspired my entry on staleness but also made me think about some more architectural smells. Gil Tene from Azul spoke about the maximum size of VMs we all use. ...
16-May-2012
09:01:04
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Data Integrity and System Design
Having been involved in several upgrade projects over the last few years, one thing I've often noticed is the poor quality of data that can be present in a large and long running system. This can present problems for upgrading and usually means that you ...
15-Apr-2011
15:29:43
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Software development is not a relay sport
Software teams that are smaller and/or agile tend to be staffed with people that are generalised specialists; people that have a core specialism along with more general knowledge and experience. In an ideal world, these cross-discipline team members ...
13-Apr-2011
22:20:58
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Software architecture introduces control
A while back I wrote about how software architecture introduces structure and guidelines, consistency and clarity into software projects. When discussing this on the training course over the past few months, it's become clear to me that software ...
10-Nov-2010
21:08:13
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Speaking at the Software Architect 2010 conference
Just a quick post to say that I'm speaking at the Software Architect 2010 conference in London next month. I'm running a pre-conference workshop, a post-conference workshop and two technical breakout sessions as follows. Software Architecture in a Day ...
30-Sep-2010
20:12:00
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How do you introduce software architecture?
I get my fair share of questions about software architecture; ranging from queries about the role through to "I have this problem, how would you design a solution"? This question, though, represents a fairly common situation but isn't one that I get ...
23-Jul-2010
00:25:22
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Enterprise Software Developer training course
I'm pleased to say that, from September, I'll be running a new training course called Enterprise Software Developer. Where Software Architecture for Developers focusses on the architecture and design elements of software projects, the new course expands ...
14-Jul-2010
11:43:50
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Build processes as architectural health indicators
I did some consultancy work recently where my primary task was to review the development environment and build processes for a software system. From an external perspective it's a relatively simple looking system but behind the scenes it's a more complex ...
13-Apr-2010
21:42:00
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Are you a software architect?
The line between software development and software architecture is a tricky one. Some people will tell you that it doesn't exist and that architecture is simply an extension of the design process undertaken by developers. Others will make out it's a ...
09-Feb-2010
15:15:23
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The tension between software architects and their employers
Sergey Mikhanov has written a blog entry called Why I don't believe in software architects that, along with the follow-up comments, makes for a good read. It discusses some of the ways that software architecture is typically viewed (e.g. models rather ...
27-Jan-2010
23:25:40
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Software architecture manifesto
Taking some inspiration from the recently published SOA and FAIL manifestos, I thought I'd have a go at writing my own for software architecture. Some up-front architecture over doing the whole lot or none at all Designing for non-functional ...
02-Nov-2009
08:43:36
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Software architecture for developers
We've been running our software architecture course for a couple of years now and although we've consistently received very positive feedback, we're always looking for ways to improve it. And that's exactly what we've done over the past few weeks. ...
29-Oct-2009
16:46:15
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Broadening the T
One of the sessions that I delivered at the recent Software Architect 2009 conference was entitled "Broadening the T" and covered the sort of skills and knowledge that I think are needed by hands-on software architects. This included things like seeing ...
15-Oct-2009
09:46:00
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Pitfalls for software architects
Thanks to everybody that came along to my "Pitfalls for new software architects" talk at DevWeek 2009 last week ... I hope you found it a useful look at some of the traps that I've seen people (including myself!) fall into over the years. The pitfalls ...
30-Mar-2009
09:50:00
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The role of the software architect (video, part 1)
Novantus (a Jersey based cinematic/media production company) and I have recorded a version of my recent BCS Jersey presentation entitled The role of the software architect in successful projects. This video, part 1 in a series of webisodes, introduces ...
09-Mar-2009
09:49:00
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Why aren't software architects held accountable?
Mike Walker has an interesting post comparing the architect roles across the building and software industries, entitled The Nemesis of Software Architecture. Comparisons aside, there's one point that I really wanted to pick up on. 4. Accountability ...
03-Mar-2009
10:14:00
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The role of the Software Architect in successful projects
Admittedly the "Coding the Architecture" audience for this is probably kind of small (hi Dave!), but I'm presenting a session at the Jersey BCS in a few weeks entitled "The role of the Software Architect in successful projects". The IT industry has a ...
30-Oct-2008
21:26:00

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