Thursday, July 29, 2010

InfoQ: The Role of the Enterprise Architect

InfoQ: The Role of the Enterprise Architect

Friday, July 23, 2010

I’ve been programming for X years … now what?

You’ve been a programmer for some number of years.

You are stuck in a rut and bored.

You still like programming but you need to do something new.

Is this you?

Career development for programmers has always been a sticky subject. The most traditional path is into management, even if the programmer doesn’t have any management skills or interest in management. This leads to disgruntled and bad managers which only aggravates the career development cycle for future programmers.

Some (usually larger) companies offer a senior level technical track, often titled “Technical Lead” or “Software Architect”. The duties are different than that of a manager, but still involves leading other programmers in some manner.

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