Kapil's Advice on Friday, March 30, 2012 :
To grow as technical architect you need to learn everything. It is not either or Or situation.
So to start becoming the Architect, grow at a level start thinking in terms of requirement gathering, use cases, designs, deployment of the system , performance aspects, caching strategies, best practices ...
Stop worrying about whether to go with this product or that product. It is not product that we work for we work to solve customer problem and whichever product solves it learn it , evaluate it and implement.