Hey there. Jeff here again. Yes, I'm wearing two hats at the moment. The first is from my normal job touring and talking with software developers and software architects about hot software development technology and tools from IBM. I picked up that yellow hat when we were in Recife, Brazil. Did you know that the locals down there pronounce the name of their city "Hay-see-fay?" The "R" becomes an "H" in Brazilian Portugese.
The gray hat is for my current temporary job, that of chief architect on a software development project in Marseille, France (pronounced "Mar-say"). Working on the project is a tremendous refresher on the tasks, duties, issues, and responsibilities of a software architect. And very challenging.
The project is extremely interesting and we're currently in the business analysis and scoping phase. I'm working on defining all the technical aspects of the project, from hardware requirements, to development tools and technology choices, overall architectural models, across the entire software delivery lifecycle. And I can't tell you how much my experience with our briefing content on the Rational Software Delivery Platform has helped me ensure that I've got it all covered. The Rational SDP includes a set of tools that support all roles involved in software development. And process guidance from RUP is invaluable for understanding best practices in all aspects of the delivery lifecycle.
I'll be back soon doing my briefings on hot technologies, like application security. In fact, we'll soon have a community space devoted to that subject here:
Stay tuned and I hope to see you soon.[Read More]