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Written by Ed Mangini
A Technology Blog about useful stuff.

  1. August 17, 2022

    Episode IV: The Technologists Strike Back In part two, I'd like to compare and contrast architecture and engineering roles in order to demonstrate how these roles, and the skill sets, can compliment each other in a technology organization.

  2. August 17, 2022

    Naming is Hard. I'd like to discuss the challenges of titling architect roles by walking through some of the various job titles and how those descriptions relate to the concepts introduced in the previous articles.

  3. August 09, 2022

    Naming is hard. The title of 'Architect' is one with a storied history. From fish tales, to epic journeys, to ghoulish nightmares, technology architect responsibilities and roles are hard to pin down. In part one, I aim to provide a means to differentiate architecture based on how work is performed and evaluated in terms of eventual output.

  4. May 12, 2022

    The reasons for architectural decisions often become more important over time, because the details of new problems take residence in our brains where those old decisions used to live.

  5. June 12, 2021

    We're Live! (insert Bill O'Reilly meme/gif here!)

  6. May 18, 2021

    Yes, software architects should code. In order to understand why, it's important to understand the career paths and organization of the general aspects of software teams

  7. February 22, 2021

    One of the most challenging requirements in the software design process is getting buy-in. This is a never-ending compositional effort that…

  8. January 26, 2021

    One of the most common challenges in any form of work is trying to define completeness. Technology value streams are no different. Anyone…

  9. January 23, 2021

    Last week I discussed some of the differences between the terms platform and infrastructure. This week I’d like to riff on the same topic…

  10. September 06, 2020

    Recently I was reminded of an interaction I witnessed many years ago. I’m keeping this vague to protect the identities of those involved, so…

  11. February 08, 2020

    The reality of leadership is that it often doesn't come with the glory that is portrayed in books and movies. Good leaders find solace and a

  12. January 21, 2020

    Crafting a resume is more than just being able to write well. It is being able to write well for a specific audience, with specific goals…

  13. December 28, 2019

    Yeah, there are a lot of tech blogs out there. Why not one more? The web is a pretty big place.