Are software architects necessary?
Nobody denies the need for software architecture, but many challenge the idea that you need a dedicated software architect to get it.
Michael Stiefel compares software to painting to answer this question. Yes we do need architects, but not for the reasons…
When solutions fail, is it too easy to blame a given platform than for those really responsible to take responsibility? It more often has to do with one's level of problem solving skills, planning, and ability to align technology with business strategy.
This discussion between
Jim Wilt and…
interviews Jeromy Carriere on the
Lightweight Architecture Alternative Assessment Method (LAAAM),
a fast and efficient way to make good architectural decisions that are aligned with the needs of your business. Making good architectural decisions early in the software development…
Rockford Lhotka is the Principal Technology Evangelist for
Magenic, a company focused on delivering business value through applied technology and one of the nation's premiere Microsoft Gold Certified Partners. Rocky is the creator of CSLA .NET, one of the
most widely used development frameworks…
Have you ever wondered about the production that goes into all the graphics that are shown during your favorite sporting events? Chyron is the industry leader in all aspects of providing graphics
for TV programming.
sits down with Jeff Wolski, Sumit Sahni and Daniel Kim from…
Enterprise Architects, Solutions Architects, Infrastructure Architects, and Business Analysts all work hand-in-hand to deliver value to the enterprise. In this interview,
Joe Shirey talks to Matt Hessinger
about the dynamics of each of these groups and some strategies for improving these…
Cloud Computing is often presented as an esoteric technology that is only interesting to large companies. In point of fact, small- and medium-sized companies will find the economics and technology opportunities very compelling.
Shy Cohen and
Michael Stiefel discuss why this is so, and why small-…
Want to know more about
Microsoft Windows Azure and the Azure Services platform and how it relates to Microsoft’s “Software + Services” strategy and other cloud computing services such as Amazon EC2? Check out
Dr. Zhiming Xue’s
Vishwas Lele, CTO of Applied Information…
No one will argue that the process of architecting software solutions that use available capabilities to address business needs within an organization's constraints is often a daunting task. Challenges like this can be much more approachable when you have
a solid way of reasoning about all of the…