原文:http://trak3r.blogspot.com/2007/01/how-do-you-become-architect.html

如何成为一名架构师?


在昨天的一次面试中,一位应聘者告诉我他渴望成为一名软件架构师,并且问我,如何才能达到这个目标。 我没有防备会被问到这种问题。我回顾了一下职业生涯,总结出这么几个闪光点:
在每一次会议上,都要提出最好的设计。
对于我来说,这一招非常管用。当你和你的同事以及平级坐在会议室里,讨论或者争论如何解决一个特定问题的时候,你给出了最好的解决办法,而这个方案又得到了顺利落实,你就已经开始打造自己的名气和信任度了。
能够分辨并大声说出每一个方案的优点和缺点。
不光是对待自己的方案要这样,对别人的方案也要这样。如果你能采取一种礼貌地,建设性地方式,告诉他们方案中存在的错误以及该错误在或远或近的将来会如何对他们造成伤害,他们会因此而感谢你的。以后,当有什么事情拿不准的时候,他们会向你求助的。
但是,你可能会问,你又如何成为那个总提出最佳方案的那个人的呢? 读书,读书,读书! 我是一个书虫。 我读关于设计模式、框架、方法论、编程语言、反模式、可用性等等方面的书。如果你能够心领神会并且不断琢磨书中所讲,你将会成为一个有独到见解的人。
这就是我认为对我来说很有用的几点,你的套路也许会有所不同。

 


英文原文:

How do you become an Architect?

During an interview yesterday a candidate told me he had aspirations of becoming a software architect and asked me how he should pursue it. That question caught me off guard. I considered my personal career history and came up with this little nugget:

Always be the guy in every meeting with the best design idea.

That’s pretty much how it worked for me. When you’re sitting in a room with your colleagues and peers, discussing and debating how to solve a particular problem, and you consistently present the best ideas, the ideas that get implemented, you start to build a reputation and credibility. The next thing you know, you’re The Architect. I expanded on the idea with this:

Be able to recognize and vocalize the pros and cons of every idea.

Not just your own; other people’s ideas as well. If you can tell them, in a polite and constructive manner, what’s wrong with their idea and how it might hurt them in the near or far future, they will [if they're not a complete jackass] thank you for it, and come to you the next time they want a Sanity Check.

But how, you might ask, do you become the guy with the best ideas? Read, read, read! I am a bookworm. I read books on design patterns, frameworks, methodologies, programming languages, antipatterns, usability, etc. If you can grok it and regurgitate it at the appropriate times, you’ll be The Idea Guy.

That’s how it worked for me. Your mileage may vary.


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