> In a properly functioning org, the lead developers working on that project would have made many of these decisions.

Even though I’m not an architect, a lot of applicable points from me as a contractor. I’d add that it’s not just decision making but also documenting the decision and reasoning in a living document that’s key to institutional knowledge.

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Mar 11, 2023Liked by Janahan Sivaraman

In 2017 I was offered this architect role in an organization I didn't accept. I knew I would code a lot less for more money, but somehow I didn't see that paying off in the long run.

So far, I only have upsides from how many different things I can do, and I'm really glad I didn't narrow myself down to this architect role.

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> It’s like working with a chatbot from the 90s.

If it wasn't so tragically painful, this would have been funny.

Sending hugs

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Loved this issue!

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Mar 8, 2023Liked by Janahan Sivaraman

Your video of echoing the melody of native speech is cool, Janahan! It brought another level of clarity to the whole practice of learning a new language you've been talking about. Very interesting stuff!

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