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What’s it take to be a Software Architect « Bobby Dimmick – Pragmatic Architecture. Today on twitter, I noticed the following tweet fly-by: It struck a chord with me. A few years ago I got into an interesting conversation with a Security/Database Architect and a high level Systems Engineer regarding what it means to be a Software (or Systems or Enterprise) Architect. Long-story-short, the Engineer had been burned quite a few times by self-made Architects (think entrenched “Ivory Tower” Architects) while the Security Architect had actually met other Architects with passion, technical know-how, and the desire to truly develop value within their organizations.

After a bit of thinking, I came up with the following definition: Becoming an Architect is an exercise in personal, technical, and professional growth. An Architect is a leader, first and foremost. No, I don’t think age is a factor. So, can you be an Architect but not touch the technology? My advice to those seeking to become Architects? If you enjoyed this article please consider sharing it! Service Design Patterns - Fundamental Design Solutions for SOAP/WSDL and RESTful Web Services. .netTiers Application Framework - .netTiers. Aspect-oriented programming. AOP includes programming methods and tools that support the modularization of concerns at the level of the source code, while "aspect-oriented software development" refers to a whole engineering discipline.

Aspect-oriented programming

Logging exemplifies a crosscutting concern because a logging strategy necessarily affects every logged part of the system. Logging thereby crosscuts all logged classes and methods. History[edit] AOP has several direct antecedents A1 and A2:[1] reflection and metaobject protocols, subject-oriented programming, Composition Filters and Adaptive Programming.[2] Gregor Kiczales and colleagues at Xerox PARC developed the explicit concept of AOP, and followed this with the AspectJ AOP extension to Java. The Microsoft Transaction Server is considered to be the first major application of AOP followed by Enterprise JavaBean.[3][4] Motivation and basic concepts[edit] Typically, an aspect is scattered or tangled as code, making it harder to understand and maintain.

Join point models[edit] this(Point) Martin Fowler. What Are Composite Applications? Atanu Banerjee Microsoft Corporation December 2006 Contents IntroductionReal-World Business Processes, and the Results GapWhat Are Composite Applications?

What Are Composite Applications?

What Does a Composite Application Look Like? Introduction. Composite application. It is wrong to assume that composite applications are by definition part of a service oriented architecture (SOA).

Composite application

Composite applications can be built using any technology or architecture. A composite application consists of functionality drawn from several different sources. The components may be individual selected functions from within other applications, or entire systems whose outputs have been packaged as business functions, modules, or web services. See also[edit] External links[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ OASIS Web Services Composite Application Framework (WS-CAF) TC.