VS2010 UML Profiles update… C#4.0 dynamic type in DTE

It’s not really a UML Profile update it’s actually more about Visual Studio Addin’s. The UML Profile implementation and functionality in the previouse post I made with the CTP12 bits and that doesn’t work anymore in the current available CTP. Why not? VS Addin’s won’t work anymore… so you need to use a different approach to fire your commands. I explained the use of Addin and the UML Diagrams in this post “Rosario – Create Custom Team Architect UML Diagram-MenuItems ” but for some reason addin’s won’t work anymore. So, back to us progression providers, see this post “Rosario – Create your own Progression Provider “ A nice thing, found while digging in the problem, is that they are already ... [More]

VSTA 2010 – UML Profiles [make your own…]

Does anyone have seen that there is the capability to attach UML Profiles to the UML Diagrams in the new CTP..? Just take a look at the property window of the component diagram or use case diagram or any other diagram and you can see that there are 3 out of the box ‘trial’ profiles available. You can find this ‘profiles’ property on the design surface and after selecting one [or more] profiles you get a new property on the shape named ‘Stereotypes’ with values depending on the profile you selected. That’s it for Profiles and Stereotypes in the VSTA diagrams. It doesn’t seem that valuable at first sight, but you can do magic with it. UML Profiles First a brief explanation of U... [More]

Three Model Archetypes for Oslo…

It took me several days and a lot of discussions at the PDC to understand the value of “Oslo” and still didn’t get it after the PDC. But, now finally after watching all the session’s / video’s, walking almost all the walkthroughs and after reading the complete documentation, I think I’m there, although still not sure... The piece what confused me was the first demo at the “A Lap around Oslo” session. First a little background. Several weeks ago I made a post about different modeling approaches to discus Oslo’s place in the modeling world. The most important feature from Oslo, in that post, is the “Model Execution” part and I was really thinking of this feature like: draw/ write your m... [More]

PDC Sessions Download

I Like this picture. Found on Flickr [see all photo’s tagged PDC2008]   I was LIVE at the PDC, but haven’t seen that much sessions. Most of the time I was at the VSTS and Oslo Booth, talking/ discussing with a lot of people. Main reason… all the sessions are available for download after 24 hour at Channel9.  So, home at the hotel I started the downloads… To bad KLM flights haven’t got any power plugs in the economy class so I had to find some kind of device which could play video’s in the airplane at the PDC, I don’t think it’s a surprise it’s a Zune 120… uploaded all the sessions and I really like the screen… even after watching more sessions than I ever could attend LIVE.... [More]

Exposing orchestrations with WCF and headers

[There where still people at work back in Holland, while I was visiting LA to attend the PDC . One who stayed home made a really great solution for the BizTalk WCF Adapter and WSDL Headers. To interesting solution to keep it offline. So, here is a guest post from Ronald Kuijpers. LinkedIn-profile] Recently I was asked to expose an orchestration (or its schemas) using WCF. Due to company standards, the WCF service had to use a custom header for inbound and outbound messages. However, the orchestration did not access the header, it just had to be copied from inbound to outbound. The problem is that the WCF Publishing Wizard does not support headers, as can be read on msdn: The BizTalk WC... [More]

Taking off for the PDC and an eleven hour Flight :-S

I’m not a conference blogger, so no updates about sessions, and I don’t like flying, but that’s a different story… I will be staying in the Cecil Hotel downtown LA, with some interesting reviews on tripadvisor.com…  “Do Not Stay Here Under Any Circumstance.”, “Un Professional People Trying To Look Busy/Working”, “Horrible experience”. But, it’s cheap and  they are more than a year old so hopefully the hotel improved or the writers had a bad day… anyway, it’s warm and sunny in LA.  I will be at  http://pdc08.partywithpalermo.com/ Sunday evening and when that party takes to long, I still can watch the keynotes in bed –> Watch PDC08 Keynotes Online [probably I’m awake... [More]

Oslo’s place in the modeling world…

A lot of news-sites published yesterday an article around Oslo … probably there was a journalist event in Redmond ;-) A short summary: Codename ‘D’ is rename to ‘M’ --- creating textual DSL’s. [inside Visual Studio] There is a Software Modeling Tool called ‘Quadrant’ --- author models visually [outside Visual Studio]. The models can be executed directly on the platform --- work with multiple runtimes. Model repository, model transformation --- [SQL Server] Not in place yet models for ‘non-functional requirements’ like security, performance, operations, etc etc. The modeling world – Models in the Application Lifecycle I often use these images [below] to organize t... [More]

Trends in Software Modeling webcast

As you can see in this post I did worked sometimes during my vacation… and one of the things I did was the recording of this webcast. Learn more about modeling by watching the Trends in Software Modeling [wmv, download] webcast featuring Jeffrey Hammond (Forrester Research), Cameron Skinner (Microsoft, Visual Studio Team System), and Clemens Reijnen (Sogeti). The complete story can be found on MSDN “Visual Studio Team System 2010 Overview”… The recording wasn’t with any stress for me, My cell phone didn't had a network connection on the only location with internet access … arrrghhhh so, finally ... [More]

Visual Studio 2010 [formerly known as Rosario] Video’s

A lot of video’s on Channel 9 about VS2010 and a nice thing… they us the newest bits for it. So, watching them give a nice insight in where Rosario is going. Architecture Day (Tuesday, September 30th): - Cameron Skinner: Visual Studio Team System 2010 – Architecture - "Top-down" design with Visual Studio Team System 2010 This one is really nice, Mark guides the viewer to the creation of the demo project ‘DinnerNow’ with the us of the UML diagrams. As you can see there is a new Model Explorer [upper left corner] and what you don’t see there is also a model project type added to Visual Studio… and a lot more new things. Drag and Drop from the model explorer..!... [More]

IASA Free Virtual Event - Global Certification Summit

Next Event: "Global Certification Summit - Meet the Leaders" - A Virtual Meeting Date: Oct 9th, 2008 - 9am-10:30pm CST (GMT-6) Architects love to talk about certification. What certifications they need and what certifications they want. But mostly they like to know exactly what certifications are available and how they relate to their career. They want to know what certification is based on, where it came from, who it is for, and how much it costs. They are interested in whether it tests experience, knowledge or both. Well now you can find out about the top certifications in the industry straight from the providers. The IASA is proud to be hosting t... [More]