Are You a Software Architect?

Simon Brown, founder of the Coding the Architecture website comes to Skills Matter this April 19 to deliver his Software Architecture for Developers workshop.

But how do you know you’re a software architect?

Check out Simon’s own blog post on InfoQ where he discusses this subject

The line between software development and software architecture is a tricky one. Some people will tell you that it doesn’t exist and that architecture is simply an extension of the design process undertaken by developers. Others will make out it’s a massive gaping chasm that can only be crossed by lofty developers who believe you must always abstract your abstractions and not get bogged down by those pesky implementation details. As always, there’s a pragmatic balance somewhere in the middle, but it does raise the interesting question of how you move from one to the other.

To read the rest of Simon’s excellent article, please follow the link to InfoQ.

Simon Brown’s course at Skills Matter is about broadening your software development skills and has been designed to take full advantage of the technical knowledge that you already have.  To register your seat or to get more information, visit:

Seats on Simon Brown’s course are £1095 — but book your place before 20-03-10 and you can take advantage of the early booking discount and get yours for just £985+VAT.

18-03-10 Update: Coming along for Simon’s course?  Make sure you stick around for his free “In the Brain” session on April 20!  To register your place, visit

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