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]

Rosario - Create Sequence Diagram from Binary

A follow-up on the "Rosario - Create Sequence Diagram from Existing Code" post... To have real fun I analyzed the "Insert Into Active Diagram..." command . First I analyzed the "ReverseEngineerMethodCommand" method, which can be found in the "StructuralDesignersCommands" assembly in Visual Studio's "PrivateAssemblies" folder. This ended in 100% CPU and a deadlock of Visual Studio, probably to much method calls to classes and depth in there. Anyway, when I analyzed the "CreateLifelineCommandImplementation" It didn't crash and a nice sequence diagram was created. [see image]. I must go and buy an A0 printer or a video-wall to get a nice overview...  Zooming will give use more insight..... [More]

How Do I: Model Class Libraries using the Architecture Edition Power Tools?

Another video on MSDN about Team Architect from Richard Hundhausen... this time the video covers the Architecture Edition Power Toys.   three comments on the video: Hurray we get support for class libraries [00:00:34]. I'm not a big fan of having class libraries on the application diagram. when you make a serious project, you get a lot of shapes which don't add any value to the diagram [see image, also testprojects will show up in the diagram] and class libraries don't belong at application level [see Bill Gibson's post about this, TN_1105- Why Class Libraries are not shown on an Application Diagram] Synchronize back and forward wi... [More]

Rosario - Activity Diagrams, TestCases and Camano

Just want to point you [readers] to Rob's posts according to Team Architect's activity diagrams and the work he did to generated Test Cases from it... Test cases directly generated from Activity Diagrams! Test cases generated from Activity Diagrams part II   This fit's perfectly in this "Testing in the Lifecycle [ALM]... a focus on automation" story..! Very interesting work with just a CTP ... He also made a post according the use of Camano [On-the-fly testing with Camano].

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