My CodeGeneration Presentation

Instead of just publisching the deck, I made a kind of storyboard, with links for further reading, of my session…      Introduction, see the About Me page, still have to update this. Beside introduce my self also setting the stage. TAP project, this project: “Public Case Study Visual Studio 2008 Team Architect and Software Factories ” ] and the focus during this session “I talked more about the technical details around the DSL implementations than the real project”. The structure of the session: The ideas, tools, solutions, lessons and what’s next. The ideas, as always.. Ena... [More]

At Cambridge for Code Generation 2008

Just arrived in beautiful Cambridge for three days of talking about “Code Generation”. The main players in the field of model driven development will be present at this event. So, it’s going to be interesting. I attended this event past year and really liked it. For those who don’t follow this blog that long. There are some pictures on flickr and I also recorded these video’s [below] during the panel discussions [bad quality, but I think you will get the idea] [Panel members were Tony Clark (Xactium), Steve Cook (Microsoft), Matthew Fowler (NT/e), Allan Kennedy (Kennedy Carter) and Juha-Pekka Tolvanen (Metacase).] On the code generation site you can find the full MP3’s of these discu... [More]

Blogging 1.0 is really out-dated…I Changed to Blogging 2.0

Triggered by a post from louisgray.com You can spot those living in Blogging 1.0 as they're the ones railing about keeping all their comments on their blog, and they're the ones saying that FriendFeed or Twitter have absolutely no value, and complaining about the noise. [Blogging 2.0 Causing Friction With 1.0 Bloggers] My posts now live in all kind of different places where people can add comments. For example Hyves, Facebook, Twitter, FriendFeed and some more “social” networks. But, just subscribing to all kind of networks, digg’s, social bookmarks sites and let people comment from there isn’t really 2.0… I also changed my blog-engine to use Silverlight. It wasn’t in my... [More]

TechEd Keynote Video

No need to go to conferences anymore… ;-) here is the video [asx] Team Archiitect with Brian starts at minute 43. As I wrote in this post: “I'm curious what he really said…” I can say now, after I watched the complete keynote… he did’nt talk about UML in relation to Oslo. Not that important, just want to be sure… small update from RedmondDeveloper In a the Q&A portion, a developer asked Gates about the UML modeling standards in Visual Studio. He said in part: "We'll have additional support for UML in Visual Studio 10 for the specific modeling tools that are there. Then as we move forward and take the modeling platform to the next layer, we'll get even more ability for you ... [More]

New Laptop == new Laptop Skin

My new T61, my new Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 the new LaptopSkin from Gelaskin and on the background our really old stylish AGA cooker. I'm ready for work again...  

TechEd News - UML on tap in Oslo SOA modeler

Not that I'm at the TechEd US, but just read this article "Outgoing Bill Gates says UML on tap in Oslo SOA modeler". Two quotes: Microsoft will incorporate UML as part of its effort to create its Oslo unified modeling environment for SOA, Chairman Bill Gates told attendees at TechEd 2008 for Developers in Orlando, Fla. The company also confirmed that it expected the first Oslo Community Technology Preview (CTP) would be released at the PDC in September. Gates also disclosed that UML will be part of Visual Studio 10. The reappearance of the general-purpose industry standard UML for modeling in the flagship products in Microsoft's developer line comes after several years of emphasis on speci... [More]

Software Factories, a live and kicking..!

With the relaese of the new Microsoft Software Factory Initiative team blog and the post "Software Factories 2.0" from Jack Greenfield is the Software Factories Initative back again [never went a way actually...]. Anyway, to stay updated... subscribe to these blogs: Adventures In SoftwareLand Michael G. Lehman Jezz Santos Edward Bakker ... this blog :-) Ayway, below a must watch video on channel 9 if you are interested in the S+S Blueprints thing Jack talks about... "Another important goal is integrating Software Factories with Software-plus-Services (S+S) Blueprints" http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=353740

Rosario Video - Generate TestCases from ActivityDiagram

Played today with CommunityClips from Microsoft Office Labs... I made a video from some work [in progress] with Rosario Team Architect and Team Test. Actually, it was just meant to be for internal use only, but why not share it...  [I'm so 2.0 ] These posts have some more additional information: Rosario - Activity Diagrams, TestCases and Camano Testing in the Lifecycle [ALM]... a focus on automation and these on Rob Kuijt's blog: Test cases directly generated from Activity Diagrams! Test cases generated from Activity Diagrams part II and this one: TMap Testing Use Cases   It wasn't ... [More]

"...as a service" a Web2.0 hype problem.

Beside the big and loud announcement of VS2008 SP1 Beta, what is a great Service Pack, there is also an announcement from Microsoft Research... Microsoft WorldWide Telescope. While reading about this, I ran into some strange Web2.0 things. It started by this sentence [see quote] on the WWT site which triggered my observation...  WorldWide Telescope as a service... That's strange, when it comes from Microsoft it should be called "Software plus Services", but when you read the complete sentence... Microsoft Research is releasing WorldWide Telescope as a service free of charge to the astronomy and education communities as a tribute to Gray... The focus isn't on the "as a service" part... [More]