Whiteboard Architecture

Posted by: K. Scott Allen, on 28 Mar 2012 | View original | Bookmarked: 0 time(s)

It's been my observation that the worst architectural decisions are made when technical people meet by themselves in a room with a whiteboard. I'm not saying the decisions are always bad, or wrong, but the plans and rules that come back to bite you consistently seem to incubate under these conditions. I first witnessed this early in my career when "the architect" would fly into town for two days every few weeks and diagram the architecture for the upcoming application on a whiteboard. Then the...

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