I personally think it takes a bit of ego to drive software projects to success, so I disagree with this chart posted on the MSDN Loosely Coupled Thinking blog.
I made a quick fix below. The three virtues of a great programmer, namely laziness, impatience, and hubris apply to architects too, since your “architect” is just a glorified high level programmer. To avoid being “zapped by Zeus” you should seek the Middle Path.
Perhaps, since so few architects (none?) lack ego, the above chart represents the right side of the curve…
The Lab49 picnic was a blast. Sun, lake, beach, food, beer and volleyball. Some cute kids came too. I highly recommend the bus and my son keeps talking about the ski trip, but he gave this one a big thumbs up too.
Quote of the Week
I wish I could be so confident to find a disagreement, but I bet I’d come to the same conclusion.
Architecture, Architecture, Architecture
Six glowing reviews for Release It! A couple Lab49ers, including who has met the author, think the book is worthy. And it has a Jolt Award. Interestingly, more than one Lab49er pans the Pragmatic Bookshelf in general.
Of couse GoF and PoEAA are must reads. IMHO anyone who hasn’t read these yet must be a bit wet behind the ears. After that Domain Driven Design is highly recommended, with an interesting critique on “Who should drive paradigms”.
Also, Continuous Delivery.
My reading list just got longer.
Great to see that JAVA now has its own anthem.
I don’t know what it means either, but there’s a few people @Lab who do. It has something to do with Flex and Wmode, whatever that is…