Chapter Eleven. Software Architecture: Career Advice

Soldiers in the military work hard and perform their best in environments that can be most unpredictable and are never what was described in any mission briefing or predeployment training. No soldier is successful just doing what he or she is told, but each soldier must also realize when extraordinary efforts are called for that go beyond the literal interpretation of orders. The key to succeed in military career is to be able to get the job done consistently, despite the often unforeseen external factors. In time, such track records are recognized and rewarded in the form of greater responsibilities and promotions. The career of a software architect follows a similar parallel in that a software ...

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