Category Archives: IT Architecture

“Technology standardization is commercial diplomacy”

Paul Ford has a very good article in the New Yorker on the cut and thrust involved in the making of standards, in particular, the making of Web Standards.  My post’s title is a direct quote from Stephen Walli, who … Continue reading

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A Field Guide to Software Engineers

This field guide is so true – in the course of my time in the computer business, I’ve met examples of all of these species. I have occasionally been known to wake up in a cold sweat thinking about some … Continue reading

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How Google Works

The TED Blog has a pointer to some interesting details of how Google searches are architected. A snippet that I found intriguing: Google’s servers basically make a copy of the entire Web, page by page, every few days, storing it … Continue reading

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Achitectures For Conversation

This may seem a little esoteric for many people, but since, in a former life, I was an IT Architect, this presentation by Andrew Hinton certainly resonated with me…

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Taking Me Back…

In a former life, I was a software architect. Reading Roger Sessions’ excellent paper on A Better Path To Enterprise Architectures brings it all back. Do I miss it? Nah…   (hat tip to Coding Horror)

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The Enterprise Library

I worked in the IT services of Shell as an IT architect. One of the things that I have been pleased to see over the last few years is an appreciation by the IT vendors of the importance of architecture. Both … Continue reading

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