Role of Architect

Attended a small event organized by ThoughtWorks in Pune, more on that here. This article primarily focuses on the session on “Role of architect” by Vivek Singh. The brief on session follows… Role of architect Being a technical coach If we use analogy of football game, the role of an architect in a software project is that of a coach in football. Architect is to know and guide his team about all latest techniques and work methodology, correcting them where needed. [Read More]

Software Design & Architecture in the 21st Century with Martin Fowler

Attended a small event organized by ThoughtWorks at O hotel in Pune, which works in areas of software development using Agile, lean, Extreme programming techniques. The organization was founded and is headed by Roy Singham and has Martin Fowler as Chief Scientist among leaders of the organization. The organization aims at “revolutionizing” IT. There were two lectures primarily one by Vivek Singh on introduction to the company and on “Role Of Architect” (Link to seperate article with more details) and Martin Fowler focusing his lecture on Continuous integration and delivery. [Read More]

Google Devfest2010, Pune

This is first part in series on “Google DevFest-2010, Pune” Heads up Today (3rd March 2010) I attended Developer Fest hosted by Google at Pune, named DevFest2010. Among speakers were Googlers Patrick Chanezon, Rajdeep Dua, Prashant Tiwari and three folks from Google partner companies: Impetus, Orangescape and Lepton. The write-up will primarily talk around Google Apps Engine (GAE), PaaS (Platform as a service) and SaaS (Software as a service), HTML5 and role of Google MAPs in enterprises and related business/technology cases/models. [Read More]