Are you a lateral or a vertical architect?
- A lateral architect is one that tends to look across multiple options before drilling down.
- A vertical architect is one that tend to go down quickly (usually a known path) and then problem solve issues on that path.
- LA may survey consequences of using a Nordic Database, SQL Server, Oracle etc, C#, C++, F#, NetBeans, MVC, etc
- A VA will try to reuse their last success and just twig issues.
David Wilson Technical Architect at Bourse de Montreal Inc.
"I agree too, as I see VA being just a developer leader..."