Service Factory @ Application Designer

I planned this for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, but the Service Factory isn’t available for Beta 2, yet. So, this implementation is still on VS2005. Should be no problem to change it in the future. Anyway, as I mention in a previous post, Team Architect lets you focus on the system design and the connections between them. With a Top-Down-Design approach you can model your system [system of systems / applicationlandscape] and fine-tune the details during the design without technology details. In the current versions of Team Architect [VS2005 and VS2008] the lowest model in the Top-Down-Design is the Application Diagram not that low and not low enough for code generation [although I ma... [More]

DSL Tools and Visual Studio eXtensibility

A forum post from Gareth: DSL Tools and Visual Studio Extensibility forums merging... And now it's wating for the "Guidance Automation Toolkit" forum to merge in that one. I allready had merged then on one IGoogle page ;-) Anyway... good job

Top-Down System Design by Delegating Behavior

From the VS Team Architect Blog. Delegation makes it possible for you to define systems at higher levels of abstraction and progressively refine them until you end up with concrete applications. This is a nice feature, not only because it will help Top-Down-Design but it will also add some flexibility at the requirment [service contract] gathering level.         Technorati Tags: visual Studio Team Edition for Software Architects

A Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Architects Orcas Project Walkthrough

A small [I hope not to big] walkthrough of how you can work with Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Architects [VSTESA] Orcas, the PowerTool and some extra extensions [see this blogpost and this one]. First what kind a project we are working on. The project is a new front-end for an existing backend system. The purpose of the application is to support the manual entry of scanned data, while guiding the user using a workflow based on a variable product structure. The application has its own database, but relies heavily on interfaces to five other backend systems. The application has four goals: Fast introduction of new products. Generic handling per ... [More]

GAX/GAT July 2007 Released

See this post from Grigori Melnik: New GAX/GAT July 2007 Released. Nice, this is where I've been waiting for. Time to change the codegeneration behind the application designer to use the GAX. It will make my life much easier. The next step in the application designer customization is add WSSF V3 to it. I think P&P is changing WSSF V3 at this moment to run on this new GAX, I see no other reason why they are waiting that long with a new drop [pretty quite from a month now]. But first two weeks vacation with Abel en Vicky!

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