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This Blog Has Moved!

Right, so yes, five years ago I moved to github pages, and never bothered to redirect any of these pages there. Now I've moved on from there, and... Finally I am using my real domain, . My blog is now at .  See you there!

For those who might want to make the leap from Developer to Architect

The last two weeks, actual work has conspired to keep me away from the blog. How rude. I miss "the beach" already. It seems only fair to summarise the lessons I have learnt whilst masquerading as an architect on a short consulting stint with Marc McNeill .  Simon Brown at Coding the Architecture is much better at talking about this stuff than I am, but I need to update the blog with something! 1. Ask dumb questions Someone's called you in because they want your help, and presumably if their problem was simple they would have fixed it already.  You're not there to know everything out of the box, you're there to find out what's going on and summarise it. That means asking questions, even the dumb ones.  That's something I learnt off my previous boss . 2. Draw lots of pretty pictures As a developer, I like to think in code, I like to poke around it to find out what's going on.  But if you want to get a feel for the bigger picture, not having acce

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