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InfoQ Launches Architecture Community

| by Floyd Marinescu Follow 35 Followers on Jul 24, 2007. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes |
InfoQ has launched a 6th community on 'Architecture', the intention of which is to serve as a source for tracking change and innovation of interest to those with an architecting/design role but not specific to any of our other communities on InfoQ which currently include Java, .NET, Ruby, SOA, and Agile. 

Each of  InfoQ's communities are backed by a dedicated in-the-field domain expert-editor team with specific goals to deliver new and consistent content for their peers. For InfoQ's architecture community a great team of 6 more people in architectural, CTO, technical strategy roles have joined our existing team of 20 community editors including Sadek Drobi, Johan Strandler, Gavin Terrill, Greg Young,  Niclas Nilsson, & Mark Figley, as well as current editors Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz & Stefan Tilkov also contributing.  The launch of the architecture community will mean daily regular new articles, news,  interviews & presentations for architects  in addition to the current level of content InfoQ is releasing. 

Since InfoQ has also been sporadicaly been covering such higher level topics in the past, we have retagged past content that properly belong in this community   into our architecture community, some of which include:
The initial name proposed forth for this community was simply 'Architects' in order to identify that content in this queue would be stuff of interest to those whose roles include (but are not limited to) design and technical strategy; however, this prompted a fierce debate due to the negative baggage associated with the name such as the dreaded non-coding architect, which many believe are becoming obsolete due in part due to the success of Agile which espouses software generalists.  Unfortunately there wasn't a succinct enough term we could use to describe the content of this new community, although one which comes closest is Architectus Oryzus, coined casuallly by Martin Fowler and some ThoughtWorkers. After much discusssion and votes we settled on 'architecture', which is not perfect but close enough to make sense.

The new community will be turned on by default in everyone's personalized profile and RSS feed. 

We at InfoQ sincerely hope you enjoy this new service, and if you are so passionate feel free to email me to join the architecture or any other community team on InfoQ, we're always looking for more good people. Or a more casual way to participate is simply to send us story ideas via the 'contribute news post' button at the top of this page.

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Great! by Markus Jais

this is great. looking forward to more information about architecture.

any plans to also create a Groovy and Python community ?

Markus

Re: Great! by Floyd Marinescu

Thanks Markus!
any plans to also create a Groovy and Python community?
We are already covering groovy as part of our Java community, you can see all of our Groovy coverage here infoq.com/groovy. As for Python, it's not in the plans at the moment.

RIA community by karan malhi

Would love to see a rich client apps community too. Javascript libraries (prototype, dojo etc), flex, AJAX, javafx, GWT, openlazlo , swing, eclipse RCP , netbeans RCP , WPF etc

I wonder if infoq can post some kind of statistics on what communities are being subscribed to the most.

Re: RIA community by Deborah Hartmann

> Would love to see a rich client apps community

Yes, I've been stumped from time to time when I've seen important news about useability, UI factors, but there's been no place to put them.

Karan, what would you call the community you suggest?

Re: RIA community by karan malhi


Yes, I've been stumped from time to time when I've seen important news about useability, UI factors,

Things like this would be great.
Karan, what would you call the community you suggest?

Rich Client/s . Maybe the infoq community itself could suggest something better and more meaningful, but from my perspective , "Rich Client" should suffice.

Re: RIA community by Alex Popescu

I would say that even currently the topics you are mentioning are quite well covered on InfoQ. Check the following topic pages to see:
- RIA
- Rich Client

bests,
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Re: Great! by Alex Popescu

Thanks for the suggestions. I think that if Python world would be a bit more noisy about their industry (or at least the giants would open a bit their doors to allow us to see), we would definitely consider having a Python community/information queue.

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Re: RIA community by Deborah Hartmann

Alex, the problem is that those posts got in because they are language specific (appear in .NET and Java queues, for example). Useability, Human Factors, UX in general are process and practice oriented, and more language agnostic - where does a news item on a great talk about useability go, if it's not about a language?

Re: RIA community by Alex Popescu

Useability, Human Factors, UX in general are process and practice oriented, and more language agnostic - where does a news item on a great talk about useability go, if it's not about a language?

Considering them from the process/practice perspective I think they would fit your queue (or an extended version of it) :-).

bests,
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Re: RIA community by Floyd Marinescu

I think usability is for the architecture queue, as it has to do with design. The word 'design' can be thought of as synonymous with architecure in as far as how we consider this community.

Re: RIA community by karan malhi

Thanks Alex,

I didnt know that these links existed. Couldnt find a reference to them on the website.

Re: RIA community by karan malhi

I think the sixth community could be named "Architecture and Design" :)

Re: RIA community by Floyd Marinescu

We wanted to but that wouldn't fit in that little box on the left hand side. :)

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