Architect vs. developer

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A software developer knows how to (and will be eager to) generalize things – for example using a list instead of a single item or a generic type or method instead of a specific one – enabling more scenarios with supposedly minimal amount of initial supplemental work, and with little or no performance penalties.

A software architect knows how much to (although may not be eager to) cut the developer’s wings and ensure that both the initial and assumed maintenance budgets would still fit, while the project remains scalable and its code stays easy to be adapted upon the usually unavoidable future change requests.

(When the architect is also developer strange things may happen.)


About Sorin Dolha

My passion is software development, but I also like physics.
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