Monday, September 23, 2019

Good design instead of big architecture

Architecture: instead of multiple fancy libraries, and overcomplicated pipelines/flows/services/microservices - just write good code.

Just want to share my support to the idea put onto the article from Uber guys :
"Software Architecture is Overrated, Clear and Simple Design is Underrated"

There are few points why I like it, especially since for some time I worked in an environment where managers were always thinking that using fancy jargon, and adding as much as possible different libraries make the solution "better" / "cooler".

Yes, I admit, I'd like to use nice new fancy libraries, but my excuse is I want to be in business and want to learn new stuff, from project/management perspective there is however one issue: at the end of the day - who will maintain that and why?

The second output of this article - if you build good software, then the architect position is .. obsolete. I know it's hypocrisy, on linkedin I use that title - and again my excuse is careerwise perspectives - "architect" is understandable by everyone in the programming world and by the head hunters.

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