solution architecture

Quote of the day… (29)

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection, not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away.“

Substitute “designer” for “architect” and I think it still makes a lot of sense. Maybe not as an ultimate goal, but as a philosophy that should be used as a guideline for ones work…

Defining architecture…

I was reading Gene Hughson’s last post yesterday – as usual well worth it – and found a link there that was very interesting. Especially the sentence: “Architecture represents the significant design decisions that shape a system, where significant is measured by cost of change” really struck a chord with me. Not only is it very relevant for what I do, it also very relevant for other people’s perception of what I do and how I add value to an organisation. Unfortunately not everyone gets this, but hopefully this explanation can be used to improve the understanding somewhat.