Thursday, March 27, 2008
Application-delivery architects are key hires
"A need for higher-level architectural management is required across the board, with special emphasis on the communications between server and browser. This includes coding of objects as cacheable versus dynamic, the use of the local browser cache and compression or request pipelining for example," Joe Skorupa, research vice president at Gartner. (...) Proposing the adoption of the "lifeboat method" of application development, where a team must work in unison to ensure success, Gartner said it sees the application-delivery architect taking on the role of "lifeboat captain". (link)
In the present day, working in unison across boundaries is a prerequisite. Anything less is doomed to get shipwrecked sooner or later.
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