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The Hubris of Architects

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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…

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August 30, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

@Lab

Company Picnic

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

MejerTShirtOn Erik Meijer:  “I disagree with …(insert RX duality criticism here)… but of course, he’s right.”

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”.

On Agile:  Practices of an Agile Developer, Ship It!

Also, Continuous Delivery.

My reading list just got longer.

Lady Java

Great to see that JAVA now has its own anthem.

AC_Run_Content javascript wrapper used to load Flex applications

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…

HTML5

Boilerplate or Reset.

Misc

Flex: UML for Flex/AS, Saffron

August 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments