Resources for Architects: Editor's Choice
Scalibility: 10 Ways to Take your Site from One to One Million Users
At the Future of Web Apps conference Kevin Rose (Digg, Pownce, Wefollow) gave a cool presentation on the top 10 down and dirty ways you can grow your web app. He took the questions he's most often asked and turned it into a very informative talk.
Rich Internet Applications: An Architect's perspective on Silverlight 3
A high level look at Silverlight. Types of applications where Silverlight makes sense and scenarios where Silverlight may not be the appropriate technology. We will also delve into some of the architectural decisions that the architect must consider when writing applications for this platform and where some of the tradeoffs may lie.
InfoQ: Controlling Your Architecture
How to control the code architecture manually, statically and dynamically in order to avoid an architectural drift leading to a big-ball-of-mud.
Design Microsoft Infrastructure Using a Prescriptive Architectural Approach
The Infrastructure Planning and Design guides complement Microsoft's step-by-step product documentation, with an architectural design approach. The guides lead you to an infrastructure design that is optimized for your performance and fault tolerance requirements and is right for your business.
Gartner Identifies New Approach for Enterprise Architecture
Analysts advised companies to adopt 'emergent architecture', also known as middle-out EA and light EA, and set out definitions of a new approach.
Exploding Software-Engineering Myths
At Microsoft Research, the Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement Research Group (ESM) studies large-scale software development and takes an empirical approach.
Virtualization's Impact Beyond Operations
The virtualization environment requires new control policies, processes, and standards, and as these come into place they will require new audit process and procedures.
Deploying Windows 7 from an Infrastructure Architect's Perspective
5 key areas centered on deploying Windows 7: Business justification; Preparing for Windows 7 based on your current desktop operating system; Application readiness; Deployment readiness and Training your employees.
InfoQ: Closing the Gap Between Apps and Ops
A talk on how to glue together the application development world and the business operations one in an automated, virtualized and cloud computing environment where everything moves faster than ever.
Development Tools: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2
Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 focuses on the core pillars of developer experience, support for the latest platforms, targeted experiences for specific application types, and core architecture improvements.