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Design It! by Michael Keeling

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What Software Architects Do

Software architects are in a unique position on the team. They aren’t project managers, but architects decide when and how software is delivered. They aren’t product managers, but architects make sure the software meets its business goals. They write code, but architects design more than only algorithms and code. Software architects have a distinct set of responsibilities and are seemingly at the center of everything.

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Most of us start our software careers focusing purely on technology. Knowing how to program, design efficient algorithms, test that everything works, and deploy software are all essential skills for software ...

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