For years now, those in and around the world of information technology have been bombarded with talk of architecture and architects. Much has been written about the subject, and yet, much confusion remains. It’s a situation that is hard to avoid when the same term is used across a wide variety of roles and disciplines. Form Follows Function is a site dedicated to discussions of Architectural topics in hopes of dispelling some of that confusion.
My name is Gene Hughson and I am an Application and Solutions Architect residing near Richmond, Virginia. For the past fifteen years, I have been in the enviable position of being able to make a living by doing what I love: designing, developing and evolving systems and systems of systems that are flexible, maintainable and scalable. Providing solutions that satisfy the needs of their users is very rewarding from a personal standpoint.
Another rewarding aspect is the intellectual stimulation of constantly learning and growing. Much of that learning and growing has been through interactive forums such as mailing lists, discussion groups and blogs where practitioners share their knowledge, experience and opinions. For that reason, I’ve started this endeavor as equal parts bully pulpit, creative outlet and open notebook. Most importantly, it is a way to pay forward what I have been so fortunate to benefit from. Enjoy.