Bytes by MSDN: Juval Lowy and Brian Prince discuss the role of a Software Architect in Today's World
- Posted: Nov 29, 2011 at 6:00AM
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Hear from Brian Prince, Principal Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, and Juval Lowy, Software Architect & Principal at IDesign as they discuss the role of an architect in today's world. Juval breaks down how the role of an architect has evolved over the years from applying engineering principles and practices to software systems to now also taking an active leadership role in the process and in technology. Today's architect does less of showing developers "how-to" but instead showing more what to do in specific scenarios. This is a great interview to catch if you're headed down this career path!
Juval Lowy is a software architect and the principal of IDesign (www.idesign.net), specializing in .NET architecture consulting and advanced training. Juval is Microsoft's Regional Director for the Silicon Valley, working with Microsoft on helping the industry adopt Microsoft .NET Framework 4. His latest book is Programming WCF Services 3rd Edition (O'Reilly 2010). Juval participates in the Microsoft internal design reviews for future versions of .NET and related technologies. Juval published numerous articles, regarding almost every aspect of .NET development, and is a frequent presenter at development conferences. Microsoft recognized Juval as a Software Legend as one of the world's top .NET experts and industry leaders.
Expect Brian Prince to get (in his own words) "super excited" whenever he talks about technology, especially cloud computing, patterns, and practices. That's a good thing, given that his job is to help customers strategically leverage Microsoft technologies and take their architecture to new heights. Brian's the co-founder of the non-profit organization CodeMash (www.codemash.org), runs the global Windows Azure Boot Camp program, and speaks at various regional and international events. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science and physics from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, Brian is a zealous gamer with a special weakness for Fallout 3. Brian is the co-author of "Azure in Action", published by Manning Press.