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Software Architect Bootcamp by Ph.D. Thomas J. Mowbray, Raphael Malveau

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1.1. Advice for Software Architects

" Success is easy; maintaining success is difficult. "—J.B.

If you have a focus for your career, gaining the knowledge you need in order to advance can be relatively easy. For software professionals, simply building your expertise is all that is needed in most corporate environments. For example, we often ask software people what books they have read. In the West, most professionals are familiar with design patterns (see Section 1.3). And many have purchased the book by Erich Gamma and co-authors that established the field of design patterns [Gamma 94]. Some have even read it. However, it always surprises us how few people have read anything further on this important topic.

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