Don’t miss these learning about Cloud Governance using AWS Organizations

AWS Organizations

AWS Organizations (launched in 2017) is a key governance & management service if you are using AWS as a cloud service provider for large or medium scale organization. Key benefits of AWS Organizations are consolidated billing, automated account creation, centralized management of service control policies (SCP), and governance over AWS accounts managed within the organization. As there is no additional charge for using AWS Organizations, it is encouraged to reap…

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3 Simple Tricks Every Architect Should Know About Twelve-Factor App

twelve-factor app

Twelve-factor app, introduced by Heroku, became a popular reference as principles in building cloud-native or software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. As a software architect, awareness is an important aspect so that you can effectively apply new patterns or methodologies to make successful applications. Use these 3 Tricks / Steps when you are designing or refactoring the applications. 1. Get to the basics The first step is to ensure that you understand all…

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Introduction to Software Architecture

Software Architecture

If you are starting your journey as a software architect, getting to know the fundamentals of software architecture as per industry standard (IEEE 42010) is the first step. This slide deck is an effort to unpack the IEEE definition of Software Architecture & provide the guidance and recommendation to make your journey easier. Refer to post on Logical Architecture & Physical Architecture for further details on creating effective architectural artifacts.…

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Standards and Guidelines for Software Architecture

Architecture Standards

As a software architect, it is important to understand available industry standards to increase your breadth of knowledge and apply the best practices available. #1 – IEEE 42010 Systems and software engineering #2 – SEI ATAM: Method for Architecture Evaluation SEI (Software Engineering Institute) is an American research and development center by Carnegie Mellon university. While SEI program of work is conducted in several principal areas, their contribution to software…

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Understanding Digital Business Transformation is key for an informed Architect

Digital Business Transformation

Digital business transformation. A buzz word heavily used now a days, however it means different things for different organizations. Many organizations are either in the middle of a digital transformation, are planning a digital transformation or are struggling with a digital transformation. Digital Transformation can be defined as: “Digital transformation marks a radical rethinking of how an organization uses technology, people and processes to fundamentally change business performance” says George…

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5 Steps for AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification

AWS Certification

AWS has launched new version of AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate SAA-C02) in March 2020 and based on my journey of getting certified, would like to share my experience to make you successful. Here are 5 steps for AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification you can follow to make sure your journey also results in success: Step 1 – Complete an online course to cover broader AWS services Below mentioned…

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Essential Tips for Microservices Modern Architecture

The dawn of microservices-based modern architecture has made everybody talking about it. This blog is an attempt to consolidate key tips to ensure everybody is geared towards doing the right thing rather than doing the thing right. Feel free to share your thoughts/feedback and we will make sure we edit this blog to address it collaboratively. As everybody interested in Microservices must have googled or read articles about it or many…

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5 Tips On Creating Effective Physical Architecture

Physical Architecture

In continuation with our series on empowering seasoned developers to be a successful & informed software architect, this blog’s focus is on creating effective physical architecture diagram.  Read our earlier blog on creating effective logical architecture here. Physical architecture (also known as deployment architecture in UML) gets created as an artifact as part of Software Architecture Document and defined as: Physical Architecture defines the layout of components & system elements…

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5 Tips for Creating Effective Logical Architecture

Grow as a Software Architect

A logical architecture helps to visualize and communicate application’s logical & functional components and depicts future state solution exhibiting how it will meet business needs. A software architect often comes up with logical architecture during the stage of architecture definition phase and gets created as part of software architecture document. At later stage, logical architecture becomes an input to create physical architecture and also serves following purpose: To describe functional components & their…

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