Increasing Software Architecture Entropy



John Clingan can be quite persuasive...

I'm a software architect here at Sun and I work on a number of customer engagements. At the moment that means a lot of work in the SOA space. For some reason there is quite a lot of it going on in Scandinavia right now.

I try to avoid becoming a powerpoint architect by adhering to the ArchitectAlsoImplements pattern [1], and I'll try to keep this site as practical as possible by discussing problems and solutions that occur in real situations that I'm working on. Of course, having said that, I'm just as capable of drifting off into an unsubstantiated ramble about SOA as the next blogger[2], so we'll see how it goes.

[1] From Harrison, N. and J. O. Coplien (2004). Organizational Patterns of Agile Software Development. Very useful book by the way.
[2] As you may have guessed from the bordering on the pretentious by-line which is pilfered from the book, The Existential Pleasures of Engineering.
   

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I find it dangerous that there are so many "architects" that actually never do touch the implementation bit, especially in the SOA domain. This is creates distance between developers and architects. I find that people there is a big gap between java developers and SOA architects. I believe this is partially because they have no common ground. The developer lacks the ideas and ideals of the Architect, while the architect has deattached himself totally from implementation and practical sollution design.

Posted by Mario Aparicio on November 13, 2007 at 03:21 AM CET #

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