How to apply user-centered design as a Software Architect?

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Often as a software architect, the focus is on technology and related software delivery areas. However, awareness and knowledge about design processes help a software architect to deliver the required business value. User-centered design is one of the design processes, which helps software architects to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to build the end-to-end user experience. That’s why you should learn how to apply user-centered design as a software architect. Definition…

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Top 10 Tips You Should Know As A Modern Software Architect

With fast-paced technology evolution, software architecture is evolving each day with new patterns and technology choices. This article summarizes the top 10 tips you should know as a modern software architect and the list is not limited but evolving. #1 – Be observant of frameworks providing acceleration towards Microservices Architecture (MSA) With Microservices Architecture in mainstream adoption, most of the frameworks either have started remodeling themselves as per Microservices Architecture.…

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Key Takeaways from SpringOne 2021 Developer Conference

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SpringOne is a conference organized by VMWare (earlier Pivotal) is the premier conference for developers and architects building cloud-native software. They have recently concluded SpringOne 2021 on September 1-2, 2021 covering broader areas such as beginner and advanced Spring framework, Architecture Patterns and Cloud-native Platforms. This article summarizes key takeaways from SpringOne 2021 developer conference. #1 – Developer productivity & application platform is pivotal Highlighted key focus areas to enable developer’s…

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Modern Technical Buzzwords You Should Know As A Software Architect

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With the fast-paced technology landscape, there are modern technical buzzwords every software architect encounters on a day-to-day basis. The purpose of this blog is to enlist the majority of these buzzwords that you should know as a software architect. These are coined by industry experts, technology companies, research firms, domain experts, cloud companies, and so on. To ensure that we collaborate as a community, we have created a GitHub repository…

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5 Steps You Should Know About Building Cloud Solution Architecture on Azure Cloud

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Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest-rising cloud solution providers and with their enriched history of building products, Microsoft has created a knowledge hub to help build cloud solution architecture. Azure Architecture Center provides a centralized place for architecting solutions on Azure using established patterns and practices. The below diagram depicts the five-step process to follow when building cloud architecture on Azure: Step 1 – Choose Architecture Style First step…

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Essential Engineering Skills For Every Software Architect

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As a software architect in today’s world, expectations of essential engineering craft have increased drastically with the rise of the spectrum of technologies. Full-stack architecture knowledge, product & design thinking with customer centricity, startup mindset to do experimentation applying platform engineering, proactive production monitoring & observability applying SRE practices, and many more engineering practices are the new normal. The breadth of Engineering Knowledge is becoming more important than the depth…

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Engineering Blogs Every Software Architect Should Read

Engineering Blogs Every Software Architect Should Read

As a Software Architect, being aware and gaining broader context is a table-stakes in the current environment. But with information overload with many sources (social media, blogs, news articles, etc.), it is essential to prioritize your reading preferences. The decision to what to read and what not to read is a personal decision and your area of interest/skillset (user experience, web, data, integration, machine learning / artificial intelligence, IoT, DevOps,…

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Software Quality Strategy Is Essential For Every Architect

Ensuring software quality is one of the key performance indicators for a software architect. That’s why having a strategy to ensure software quality is an essential aspect of software architect’s key responsibilities. Essentially you can apply Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) to manage Software Quality: 20 % of your focus on Software Quality can bring 80% of effects in delivering better Software Use the below three steps to make your software…

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5 Books Every Software Architect Should Read

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Follow @ankurkumarzFollow @VedcraftTeam This article starts with selecting five essential books every software architect should read as part of their career journey. While these five books providing a combination of classic design & architecture knowledge, patterns, and best practices, documentation of software architecture, strategies & engineering practices to maintain systems in productions, the list continues at the end of the article. Other Recommended Books Book Title Purpose & Usage Patterns…

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How To Be A Successful Software Architect with Power of 3 Ps

To become a successful software architect, you need more than just technical skills. Today’s technology advancements equip you with powerful tools to elevate the business model for your clients in consideration of new social norms. A software architect is playing the larger role in digital or technology transformation and to be a successful software architect, you need to diversify your skill-set in all three areas – people, process, and platform…

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