Marco Dorantes' WebLog

"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes" -Edsger W. Dijkstra

May, 2008

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    Will mankind exist on Earth 100,000 years from now?

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    It is hard to say based on self-destructive trends in us. Help are available in several forms. Science is one, not as a system of beliefs taken religiously but as an attitude of the mind. Taken this way, I appreciate the following quote in full: "One...
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    Who is an architect?

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    While the question ‘Who or what is an architect?’ could be popular nowadays, the important for a project and for an organization is the act of architecting, the continuous care of all-encompassing properties that give the illusion of simplicity to customers...
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    What do we –really– mean by 'coding'?

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    Suppose a young member of the developer role in your next project team approaches to you (member of the architect role in the same project) and said: — I will be coding as part of my role in our project and I am looking for further understanding of how...
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    What the role of an architect really wants to be?

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    After re-reading sections about architecture in The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition) by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. I am wondering if what the role of a nowadays architect really wants to be is that of...
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    Should an architect code?

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    For those interested, the role of an architect is –also- being discussed in MSDN, here . My first reply next: The answer depends on what do you mean by “architect” (noun) and also by “code” (verb). What seasoned designers talk about when discussing...
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