Most excellent architectural resource…

Jeff Tash has created an excellent repository of architecture resources here: www.ITscout.org/Architecture. Note that this is not the IASA Taxonomy. Ali

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Describing a reference model for SOA…

I got an email from Nichole last week about a talk that she was going to give on the OASIS Reference Model for SOA this Wednesday (tommorow) on the Microsoft campus. See: http://www.iasahome.org/iasaweb/appmanager/home/chapterdetail?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=chapterdetail_meetings&chapterdetail_meeting_portletid=15401&chapterdetail_meeting_portletchannel=3216 As this was the first time that I had heard of the reference model, I decided to read through it. Fortunately, I found nothing…

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The various hats of an architect…

One of the most heated debates out there is that of the definition of an architect. In my view, what an architect does varies from organization to organization, and from designation to designation. Nevertheless, the most common stratafications of the architect role include an enteprise architect, a solution architect, an infrastructure architect and what I call the ‘a’rchitect…

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Show me the value!

I wanted to make our key value proposition for the application architect scenario public, so that I could get feedback on whether this aligns with most architect expectations of the tool. As a note, these exclude the key value propositions specific to guidance, model analysis, extensibility and deployment.   The purposes of these key value…


What’s all this about a Service Repository?

Last week, I heard the word “Service Repository” twice in two seperate and distinct conversations. This, I see, is a response to an increasing need for architects in an organizations to manage their service portfolio. What I have learnt is that the need for a service repository is in order to have access to SLA…


VS SKU Recommendations…

If you haven’t read this article I recommend skimming it, it provides an interesting opinion on the various VS SKUs: http://www.developer.com/net/net/article.php/3577266  Here’s an interesting comment on the VSTA SKU : “Now, if you have to choose a Visual Studio Team edition, then you most likely want Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Developers. This version has…