23. December 2008
Microsoft is releasing more and more tooling and guidance for the architect. With Visual Studio Team Architect 2010 Microsoft enables the architect and designer to great models which keep their value throughout the application lifecycle and with the current effort according to Architectural Guidance of the Patterns and Practices group, they are helping us making better designed applications. Combining these two efforts, knowledge and valuable models, will help the Application Lifecycle in delivering more added value to the business.
Most of the models VSTS2010 has are common used UML models, but Microsoft is also going to... [More]
There are a many types of architects in an organization and one of them is the enterprise architect, he / she architect’s enterprises. So, what do they do and how can ALM benefit from their work? Very brief they make ICT valuable and adoptable for the business, they are the bridge between business strategy and the ICT of an organization. When looking at the ALM circle I would say they feed the business part. Not very well explained, they better can do it their self… you can find here on wiki and here on DYA some more information.
One important thing for application lifecycle management are the artifacts they deliver to the overall process and products? What ... [More]
12. December 2008
Not everything tweaked as I want… but it looks fine for now. Piece off BlogEngine.net 1.45 visualized with VSTA2010
1. December 2008
ALM , VS2010 , Architecture
Did some playing with MEF and a Smelling Layer Diagram today… it turned out to be an interesting scenario.
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]
9. October 2008
VS2010 , Architecture
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]
28. June 2008
The description is used as the meta description as well as shown in the related posts. It is recommended that you write a description, but not mandatory [More]
20. May 2008
ALM , VS2010
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]
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]
20. April 2008
OSLO vs DSI vNext.
There is lot of buzz around Oslo and it looks like all the ideas around this concept are completely new. But when you take a look at the vision behind Oslo it's not that new, it's acutely the next step to maturity of Microsoft's Dynamic Systems Imitative [DSI] from a few years ago.
What is OSLO?
Making a new class of model-driven and service-enabled applications mainstream.
Deliver a world class and mainstream modeling platform that helps the roles of IT collaborate and enables better integration between IT and the business. The modeling platform enables higher level description... [More]