• Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Question for Paul and Joseph: requirements for an Architect

 
abraham arellano tavara
Greenhorn
Posts: 9
Java Oracle
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Joseph and Paul,

I want to thank you for the effort to create that book. There is nothing that benefits more that having all the information together in a structured format.

I would like to make two questions:

1.- What was your motivation to create a book focused in the Architecture topic?
2.- What should be in your opinion the basic requirements to be a software architect?

Thanks, Abraham Arellano!
 
Joseph Bambara
Author
Ranch Hand
Posts: 37
5
Java Oracle Spring
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Abraham
Thanks for the kind words
1.- What was your motivation to create a book focused in the Architecture topic?

Paul and I have been doing this on WALL Street and all the world for 30 years.
It is in our blood. It is fun and rewarding to teach others.

2.- What should be in your opinion the basic requirements to be a software architect?
Read all you can
Get lots of experience on variety of applications.
Be a consultant / contractor for beginning of your career to see lots of computing environments

best
Joe
 
abraham arellano tavara
Greenhorn
Posts: 9
Java Oracle
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks Joe for your answer,

I would like to take the chance to ask you a couple of questions more:

3.- Sometimes in some companies the architect role is no so well defined (at least in my experience) I would like to know which you think are the main tasks of a software architects.

4.- Does the Oracle Architect certification provides a good overview and deep knowledge over the Java architecture? or something else could be added?
 
Joseph Bambara
Author
Ranch Hand
Posts: 37
5
Java Oracle Spring
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sometimes in some companies the architect role is not so well defined (at least in my experience) I would like to know which you think are the main tasks of a software architects.

I agree. Too many architects spend too much time coding and not enough on architecture. Main real world tasks are to architect solution that handles current requirements and is adaptable to change.
Need to read read read and build lots of POC's

Does the Oracle Architect certification provides a good overview and deep knowledge over the Java architecture? or something else could be added?
Its OK; not sure about depth. That comes w experience.
best
Joe
 
Joseph Bambara
Author
Ranch Hand
Posts: 37
5
Java Oracle Spring
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sometimes in some companies the architect role is not so well defined (at least in my experience) I would like to know which you think are the main tasks of a software architects.

I agree. Too many architects spend too much time coding and not enough on architecture. Main real world tasks are to architect solution that handles current requirements and is adaptable to change.
Need to read read read and build lots of POC's

Does the Oracle Architect certification provides a good overview and deep knowledge over the Java architecture? or something else could be added?
Its OK; not sure about depth. That comes w experience.
best
Joe
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic