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12 More Essential Skills for Software Architects by Dave Hendricksen

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About the Author

“The most complicated skill is to be simple.”

Dejan Stojanović

“I strive for an architecture from which nothing can be taken away.”

Helmut Jahn

My name is Dave Hendricksen, and I am a software architect for Thomson Reuters. I spend most of my time working on WestLawNext (an online legal research tool), Optimus (a learning platform), and a wide variety of other projects, generally focused on new product development—I love to innovate. I also help run and organize an architecture mentorship program and a technology forum at Thomson Reuters.

Every day is busy and challenging; for me that equates to fun and engaging.

I have been married for 25 years to a beautiful lady. We have two great kids, one cat, one dog, and a koi pond. We ...

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