Return of the Pragmatic Architect

06 Apr 2019

This article was the first during my tenure as editor of the Pragmatic Architect column in IEEE Software magazine.  It discusses the fact that there are many types of architect working in the software industry, but when we consider the breadth of their work and their primary expertise, we find that they can be organised into three major groups, the enterprise architects, the application architects and the infrastructure architects. Knowing which group an architect falls into helps us understand their expertise and what to expect of them.