My Co-Authors Interviewed on Microsoft

You want this book!

-Ron Jacobs, Microsoft

Ron Jacobs (blog, twitter) runs the Channel9 show called and he just interviewed Ewan Fairweather and Rama Ramani who were co-authors on my book, Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform.  I’m thrilled that the book has gotten positive reviews and seems to fill a gap in the offerings of traditional technology books.

Ron made a few key observations during this interview:

  • As people specialize, they lose perspective of other ways to solve similar problems, and this book helps developers and architects “fill the gaps.”
  • Ron found the dimensions our “Decision Framework” to be novel and of critical importance when evaluating technology choices.  Specifically, evaluating a candidate architecture against design, development, operational and organizational factors can lead you down a different path than you might have expected.  Ron specifically liked the “organizational direction” facet which can be overlooked but should play a key role in technology choice.
  • He found the technology primers and full examples of such a wide range of technologies (WCF, WF, Server AppFabric, Windows Azure, BizTalk, SQL Server, StreamInsight) to be among the unique aspects of the book.
  • Ron liked how we actually addressed candidate architectures instead of jumping directly into a demonstration of a “best fit” solution.

Have you read the book yet?  If so, I’d love to hear your (good or bad) feedback.  If not, Christmas is right around the corner, and what better way to spend the holidays than curling up with a beefy technology book?

Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, plus former editor and former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, Richard leads a team focused on products that help teams build and run modern software. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

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