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Architects must write code

I’ve been on numerous projects, and the projects that were really successful is where the architect implemented parts of the system or at the least guided the development with the lower level details of the system. Today’s enterprise applications are quite complex, and it requires integration with multiple applications, tools and technologies. The architect acquires the knowledge of these external libraries and tools only by implementing them.

More info – http://www.jrothman.com/blog/mpd/2006/04/architects-must-write-code.html
http://www.jrothman.com/blog/mpd/2006/04/architects-must-write-code.html

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Julian is one of the country's foremost experts in software design, process, and construction. He regularly speaks at major technical conferences. Not only is Julian an expert architect and programmer, he excels at passing his knowledge on to others as both a consultant and educator.

Having worked as a CTO, Julian is also in a unique position to assess and improve both your software and your software-development process. If you're a nontechnical CEO, he can help you bootstrap your startup or analyze (and help you improve) your existing software organization. He regularly does one-on-one CEO and CTO-coaching sessions, and can train individual teams and entire departments on Object-Oriented design/UML, Agile process, and languages.