Jeff Ryan

33 articles

Putting Architecture Principles into Practice

Introduction Acclaimed American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, advised architects to "reduce the whole of its parts to the simplest terms, getting back to first principles"....

Top Ten Tips for Presenting Architecture Information

Introduction Several years ago, a colleague and I prepared an impressive PowerPoint deck (so we thought) on architecture blueprinting to share with an executive. As you can...

Browser Compatibility Development Guide

Introduction Creating cross browser web applications impacts the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Impacted roles include project managers, web designers, architects, developers and quality...

How a Portal Factory Simplifies Development

In my previous article, "Reuse and the Portal Onion," you were introduced to the conceptual model of a portal onion that illustrates how a...

How Portal Standards Enable Reuse

In my previous article, "Reuse and the Portal Onion," you were introduced to the conceptual model of a portal onion that illustrates how a...

Reuse and the Portal Onion

A colleague and I wanted to convey a message about how thoughtful reuse of front-end web application assets through use of a portal framework...

Why Portal or Why Not Portal?

As a front-end architect in a major financial services organization, a question I often hear from business partners, executives, project managers, business analysts, architects...

Front End Architecture: Where Business Meets IT

Front end architecture describes how business capabilities are exposed to employees, customers, and partners through the web, mobile, voice, and web services interaction media. A...

Enabling Project Success Through an Architecture Baseline

Enabling Project Success Through an Architecture Baseline Although the architecture baseline software development activity as defined in the Unified Process has been around for a...

The 4C Architecture Blueprinting Process

Strange Bedfellows: Enterprise Architecture and Urban Planning City plans and zoning boards. Building codes and inspectors. These concepts are quite familiar in the field of...

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