Michael Platt's WebLog

Computer Engineering

September, 2005

  • Architecture and Architects

    What is architecture? IT architecture is the use of models, levels of abstraction and relationships in IT systems and processes to manage complexity and simplify communication. http://standards.ieee.org/reading/ieee/std_public/description/se...
  • Architecture roles

    Following on from my definitions of what the different types of architect do here is an excellent description of the infrastructure and software architects roles: http://www.certmag.com/articles/templates/CM_gen_Article_template.asp?articleid=1406&zoneid...
  • Architypes

    Just been to another meeting where there was confusion over what an infrastructure architect does in comparison to an application architect. I cant understand this, its so obvious to me: An infrastructure architect provides models and technology...
  • Infrastructure Architects and Business Value

    I have had a go at defining infrastructure architecture and the feedback seems to have been: Ok, so what about infrastructure architects and the business value of infrastructure rather more than the details of what categories exist within infrastructure...
  • Managing Connected Systems Guidance

    Of interest to anyone who is working on Infrastructure Architecture based around SOA is the Managing Connected Systems set of whitepapers just released on the Microsoft Architecture Series website. This set of whitepapers uses a typical enterprise...
  • Zapthink on ESB

    I read a fair amount of the analysts reports, probably not as many as I should, but I like some of Zapthinks stuff, especially the wackier ones so it was no big surprise that I read their latest one on " The seven things that your SOA teams shouldn't...