Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’

Productivity: Planner/Notebook – M by Staples Arc Custom Notebook System

June 17th, 2013 Comments off
Technical Architect

Architecting Better Solutions

Moving from the roles I’ve had around creation/supervision/support of widgets/services in an architectural organization to an architectural role across the corporation I find that some skills I’ve developed in self- and project management make for a smooth transition.  Some skills don’t translate as well and some necessary skills are growth opportunities for me.

Input, intellection and strategic, three of my primary strengths (report on CSF test’s alpha), help me in terms of collecting data, organizing it, considering the strategic implications, identifying patterns, producing frameworks and communicating concepts with other smart professionals who are similarly focused on adjusting architecture or who have to respond to architectural adjustments.


Reading in 2013

February 4th, 2013 Comments off

Looking back over 2012, and 2011 for that matter, I recognize that I’ve let my reading lapse. I’ve read only required material and that with little enthusiasm. I’ve focused more on the mundane, the mechanical and not the transcendent aspects of life that produce fertile ground for fresh ideas.


Visio 2010 Sequence diagram (with YouTube video)

January 31st, 2013 Comments off

I started working on a personal project in Azure.  I setup the initial website and database but I decided to apply some architecture before proceeding.  Part of development is finding the places where you’re ignorant and ruthlessly eradicating them.  You might be surprised how many areas there are for which you can be ignorant.

First opportunity to learn was in creating UML diagrams (Wikipedia version) in Visio 2010.  I tried the handy little link to search for “sequence” then “sequence diagram” on the off chance someone coded the search poorly.  I finally tried “UML” but to no luck.


VS Live 2012 Day 1

December 10th, 2012 Comments off

I made it through Day 1 of VS Live 2012.  Well, technically this was the pre-conference workshop day.  I took in Miguel Castro‘s Using WCF and ASP.NET Web API class from 8:00 – (~) 5:20.

Miguel‘s presentation was full.  This is the same material he normally teaches in a 5-day class.


Miguel Castro presenting WCF

Miguel Castro presenting WCF

The class started with the basics of WCF, contracts and entities but rapidly and smoothly moved through SOA, hosting, clients and service calls (per-call, per-session and singleton).  He really dug in after lunch and covered callbacks, WCF faults handling, REST vs. SOAP based services and security in WCF.