Keynotes from the O'Reilly Security Conference, New York 2016 are available now.
Dave Holland's debut as a leader, Conference of the Birds, doesn't seem to get its proper due outside of avant-garde circles; perhaps, when discussing the greats, Holland's name simply doesn't spring to mind as immediately. Whatever the case, Conference of the Birds is one of the all-time avant-garde jazz classics, incorporating a wide spectrum of '60s innovations. Part of the reason it works so well is the one-time-only team-up of two avant-garde legends: the fiery, passionate Sam Rivers and the cerebral Anthony Braxton; they complement and contrast one another in energizing fashion throughout.
The long-term success and evolution of many companies balances on the effectiveness and versatility of their software architecture and the teams that design, implement, and deploy it. To continue to find success and evolution within your own role you must at some point become as skilled in the breadth of what software architecture solutions can include as you are in the depths of programming knowledge that you already have. The more involved you are with software architecture—and even if you don't carry the title of architect you can bet you are involved—the more technical breadth becomes critical. You must understand tradeoffs, technology options, and engineering best practices, plus have the leadership chops to execute your vision.