Chapter One. Introduction

So you want to become a software architect? Or perhaps you are already a software architect, and you want to expand your knowledge of the discipline? This book is about achieving and maintaining success in your software career. It is also about an important new software discipline and technology, software architecture. It is not a book about getting rich in the software business; the advice offered here is aimed at helping the reader achieve professional fulfillment. Although the monetary rewards may be substantial, many people in software architecture are motivated by being continuous technical contributors throughout their careers. In other words, most software architects want to do technically interesting work, no ...

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