Software Developer To Software Architect

The journey from developer to software architect is a difficult and uncharted path filled with lots of challenges, pitfalls, and confusion. The purpose and goal of is to provide resources and training to help you along the journey to becoming an effective software architect

Mark Richards, Software Architect, Founder of

I created this website to provide developers with resources and guidance in the long and difficult journey from software developer to software architect. In here you’ll find helpful lessons, articles, books, videos, source code, and training classes I teach. 

Software Architecture Monday is a free bi-weekly video lesson series on some aspect of software architecture. These 10 minute YouTube videos contain various aspects of application, integration, and enterprise architecture. 

The Resources page contains lots of resources to help you in your journey, including worksheets, book and article references, and ways to keep up with industry trends.

Foundations Friday Forum is a monthly free hour-long open forum where you can ask Neal Ford and me any questions related to our books or about software architecture. Think of it has having a dedicated one-hour call with us!

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