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 Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former editor plus former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management, Richard leads an organization of Google Cloud developer advocates, engineers, platform builders, and outbound product managers that help customers find success in their cloud journey. 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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