Upgrade my BlogEngine.NET from 1.x to 1.45

Not everything tweaked as I want… but it looks fine for now. Piece off BlogEngine.net 1.45 visualized with VSTA2010

really offtopic; my name in Starbuck' s.

A lot of traveling past months...

At this moment in the train to Stockholm after giving a presentation in Borlange at a Sogeti office. They launched a dedicated “Sogeti Team System Center” yesterday and I was invited to give a presentation about VSTS2010. It’s really great to see how mature their development environments are and how they use TFS. So, beside the 1,5 hour presentation [that's to long for listing but to short to discus VSTS2010] we had a lot of talks and discussions exchanging ideas and practices. The preparation   Fresh snow… Two weeks ago I gave almost the same presentation about VSTS2010 in Barcelona at a Microsoft Partner event, although not exactly the same didn’t showed any demo’s over there [not ... [More]

VSTA Layer Diagram and MEF– Does my Design Smell?

Did some playing with MEF and a Smelling Layer Diagram today… it turned out to be an interesting scenario. Some background. There are many anti-patterns, patterns which have been proven not to work well. Anti-patterns for buildings, for collaboration, for businesses, for code and for sure for design. Some are common, like cyclomatic dependencies between components, some are more specific for a company and even every designer has some anti-patterns made for himself. Every designer, application architect or anybody else involved in designing something knows them or should know them to make a better design and finally application. So, it would be interesting to... [More]

Architecture Exploration with VSTA2010

Did some playing today with the Architecture Explorer in 2010, which generates some nice interactive, navigable graphs from code or assembly. I used the Architecture Explorer for different kind of application architectures, actually different kind of UI implementations. Just as I did a while ago with this post Rosario - Architecture Explorer's Dependency Matrix and this very old post Visual Studio 2008 Features: Code Metrics. You can analyze relationships at assembly, class and namespace level. The first implementation doesn't show much magic [it’s just a drag and drop winform implementation, see previous posts] and as you probably see in the graph below, there is a form with two classes e... [More]

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]

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