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12 More Essential Skills for Software Architects by Dave Hendricksen

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Part II: Technology Skills

“Architecture is easy: you just stare at the paper until droplets of blood appear on your forehead.”

Unknown

“No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.”

John Ruskin

“What people want, above all, is order.”

Stephen Gardiner

“Architects have made architecture too complex. We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand.”

Toyo Ito

“Architecture doesn’t come from theory.”

Arthur Erickson

This part focuses on the four essential technology skills of an architect. These chapters focus on principles, strategies, and other areas to help you become more effective in managing your architecture. The chapters are organized as follows:

Chapter 6, “Platform Development,” will enable you to

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