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A Software Architect

A software architect lives to serve the engineering team -- not the other way around.

A software architect is a mentor.

A software architect is a student.

A software architect is the code janitor. Happily sweeping up after the big party is over.

A software architect helps bring order where there is chaos, guidance where there is ambiguity, and decisions where there is disagreement.

A software architect codes the parts of the system that are the most precious and understands them through and through.

A software architect creates a vocabulary to enable efficient communication across an entire company.

A software architect reads far more code than he or she writes -- catching bugs before they manifest as systems change.

A software architect provides technological and product vision without losing sight of the present needs.

A software architect admits when he or she is wrong and never gloats when right.

A software architect gives credit where it is due and takes pride simply in a job well done.

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..."A software architect helps bring order where there is chaos, guidance where there is ambiguity, and decisions where there is disagreement"...=> I like it, Chris :)

over 1 year ago ·
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I couldn't have said it better. Great stuff, Chris!

over 1 year ago ·
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One of the most important parts is "codes the parts of the system most precious" ...
It it critical that an architect actually write code, or they (and their designs) lose touch with the realities of coding.

over 1 year ago ·
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well says!

great work Chris!

over 1 year ago ·
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Good!

over 1 year ago ·
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Nice

over 1 year ago ·