As I mentioned in my Ann Arbor Day of .NET 2008 recap, I was given a marker and was told to write down what people were saying during Brian Prince‘s “How to Be an Architect” talk. Is that really a good idea? We’ll let you decide…
First of all, an architect is…
One of the things that Brian mentioned was ArcReady:
He mentioned that architects have one foot in the technology arena and one foot in the business aspect of things:
He mentioned that they should not be architects of the ivory tower or that the tower would burn:
He mentioned something about stalking out business on a golf course:
But he said that although architects should still write code, it shouldn’t be put into production.
There also was some recommended reading:
The whiteboard in the end looked like this:
Side note: Have no fear. I’m not quitting my day job and going into whiteboard note taking. And by my drawings, I hope you guys realize that I’m a developer but nowhere near a designer.