Advice On Being A Software Architect

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Advice On Being A Software Architect

I haven’t talked much about being a software architect on this channel till now. So, this is a special video for those who want a career advice on being a software architect.

So, what does a software architect does? A software architect is a software expert who makes high-level design choices and dictates technical standards, including software coding standards, tools, and platforms.

What should you know if you want to become a software architect? What are the pros and the cons of becoming a software architect? Is this role still relevant in today’s world? In what areas are you capable of working?

As you probably don’t know, I’ve worked for some time as a software architect, coordinating a project, choosing and managing a team. So, that’s my piece of advice to you.

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  1. zSilverWingz
    May 10, 2016


  2. Chris Burrows
    May 10, 2016

    Nice man, it's great to see a video related to programming, or at least to design in general.

  3. Joe Attardi
    May 10, 2016

    Dat frame rate.

  4. Joe Attardi
    May 10, 2016

    This might be a good book for a coder who suddenly finds themselves an architect:

  5. youmovier
    May 10, 2016

    you have really good content and useful questions that I need to have them answered but your presentation sucks. cant you just sit and talk to us and dont show off your muscles? ???

  6. Kevin Cho
    May 10, 2016

    I only met 1 architect who actually knows what he's doing. It's easy to tell a faker when architect relies the developer to troubleshoot. Most doesn't even know where the log files are.

  7. Renaldo Benjamin
    May 10, 2016

    Awesomeness, definitely the best video on youtube.
    Thanks John, will definitely buy those books and keep learning. Keep it up!!!

  8. Dry Dessert
    May 10, 2016

    Ideally, the most skilled person in the team would work on the most challenging parts and lead the rest of the team implementing the less demanding but also time consuming coding. Then authority shouldn't be a problem.

  9. John Ny
    May 11, 2016

    Those are the videos I subscribed for!

  10. Ricky Garcia
    May 11, 2016

    Just found John's course on Chrome Developer Tools. Thug life.

  11. Ali Emad
    May 24, 2016

    can someone become a software architect from a software development background, how many years of experience are required atleast

  12. Diana
    November 27, 2016


    Am 21 years old kid from Cyprus trying to move to Canada to start a new life and i want to become a software architect but i don't know from where to start

    How do i start learning/coding ?
    what coding languages should i start learning ?
    Do i have to go to College and get higher education and a diploma in Software architecture ?

    From where do i start please help me

    The reason i haven't been to college or to a higher education system its because i don't have any financial support to do so and also because i NEVER knew what the hell i wanted to do in my life when i got out of high school so i spend the next 2,5 years ( 18-20 ) just been a bum and not doing nothing except playing video games but recently i have seen someone that's a software architect and i liked it a lot and i said to myself that's what i want to do in my life




  13. 101ers77
    January 19, 2017

    Why insist on being called architects? Why can't you call yourselves Computer Scientists, Information Technologist, Information Scientists or Computer Engineers instead of being QUACK architects? Those titles fully fit your degrees and career. You may even fully professionalise those degrees by having licensing examinations just like real architects and real engineers. Are you ashamed of your degrees and are you afraid of licensing exams?

  14. Krishna S
    June 14, 2017

    Not impressed. Too Casual.

  15. Paritosh Nagda
    September 4, 2017

    The Book "Enterprise Integration Pattern" is it still relevent ? Any feedback from your side much appreciated.

  16. SavageKcmz
    September 13, 2017

    Hey , im a 13 year old and my dream is to become a software architect , my grades in computer science and design technology (DT) are top notch in my school . i have a massive passion for things like this and started when i was 10 , i started of with jailbreaking my iphone and i thought i was a professional xD , then i got a ps3 slim and 8 months later found my self jailbreaking , modding , codding cfw and apps for it , i was really happy with my self and from there it all started . i was just so intrigued when i saw a mother board and whenever i saw components! coding is also a thing i like to do just the feeling of what is going to be the creation in the end of these numbers and codes always gets me. As everyone else at an age you only know so much , so i would like to ask , what do you have to do to become a software architect? <3

  17. grunger494
    December 14, 2017

    I think I can do a much better job as an Architect. I've been involved in very poorly planned and designed projects making my life as a developer a pain. Sometimes I act as both architect and developer but always they keep making bad decisions. The thing is that I have only experience as a Developer, I'm really thinking to switch soon.

  18. d476AUASU4wjhsae3wf6fWA834XeadawTaQ3tfga
    February 6, 2018

    I didn't recognize your voice before and noticed that you have written the title called "soft skills". Listening the book really changed how I make decisions in my life, and I would like to say it really helped me going forward, thank you.

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