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Friday, December 16, 2011 2:25 PM | Comments

The title is slightly tongue-in-cheek, but I do believe selling is a crucial aspect of being an ‘architect.’ And I don’t mean selling to customers. But first, a backstory A long time ago, at a client far, far away… they were making a big push to SOA. My project at the time was calling a few methods from a referenced assembly, but the client’s architect said I must re-write it using their new WCF endpoint instead. I had my reservations about this change because the services so far were not known to be stable nor discoverable. Now I am certainly no expert at applying SOA, but I do appreciate that it consists of more than simply exposing everything through web services. In my mind, before even attempting to impose an SOA mandate across an enterprise you must establish some baseline infrastructure: A...

Friday, December 2, 2011 10:52 PM | Comments

As Phil put it recently: it’s not every day you write this sort of blog post. A few people have been asking me why there haven’t been any updates on RealWorldWPDev in the last few weeks, and the simple answer is that I was pretty swamped over a particular life decision: changing jobs. They say changing jobs is one of the most stressful things we do in life, and I definitely believe it. November 30th marked my last day at Triton-Tek after 4.5 years. It was by far the best job I’ve had to date. I got to work with some really great people, on some awesome projects, and made good friends along the way. It was a really tough decision to leave. What’s Next? But Chicago is a big city with some great companies and great talent. I would be remiss if I didn’t...