The Three Most Interesting Features in Team Architect "Rosario"

1: The Designer Bus,   No documentation about this yet. It makes integration of models allot easier. For example the integration between the Application Diagram and the Service Models or the Sequence Diagrams.  2: Using the Distributed System Designers and the Web Service Software Factory to build WCF applications. Very nice :-)  There are new WSSF items in your Toolbox from where you can design services and there are parts of the Team Architect Powertool used to visualize implementation details. I'm not a big fan of the PowerTools, a reasons is that there will be to much shapes on you design surface and classes / assemblies have a diffe... [More]

Autonomous Develop Services for SOA Projects with Team Architect and Service Factory

In an ideal "SOA" world, business-services have a business driver or at least some one from the business who is responsible for it [knows something about the data and operations that service exposes] and has information who is consuming, is going to consume the service and who is allowed to consume. With that, takes the initiative to ask the development department to make that business-service. The real "SOA" world: the business thinks in GUI's and not in services. So, they ask for applications and let the decision which service to make to the development department. That's no problem, till more and more applications are going to be build and more and ... [More]

Come chat with the Visual Studio Team System group – December 5th

For everybody who don't live in the Netherlands, there is a chat with the VS Team at "pakjes avond"... I've got some other things to do..!  Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Team Foundation Server, Team Suite, Architecture Edition, Development Edition, Database Edition, and Test Edition. In addition, discuss what's new for these editions for Visual Studio 2008. We will be holding two sessions: Join the chat on Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 from 10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time. Add to Calendar | Additional Time Zones                 -and- Join the cha... [More]

Introducing [Microsoft] Application Lifecycle Management

Downloaded and installed the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit today, made by the Microsoft DPE's. [explained: What does a Technical Evangelist do?] 120 Mb of training material with many decks, sources and code examples. Beside all the nice .NET 3.5 things there is also a folder containing some decks about Application Lifecycle Management and that one got my special interest. Just because VSTS Architect plays a major role in this vision, connecting all the different roles with all their different concerns and viewpoints together. Something I'm working on... and not only setting up a process but also supported by tools [models / automation]. Some quotes from the... [More]

Team Factories

I think one piece of the slide says enough. more picture here on Flickr...

Rosario Team Architect CTP10 Preview

So, while everybody is in warm Barcelona attending the TechEd. A best practices, not yet a pattern for a yet-lag...  keep on moving, we went biking around Redmond Some geek's are in rainy, fogy Redmond attending the Patterns and Practices summit, with a big jet-lag. [ten hours flight over nine timezones] following days over 12 hours long [it started today at 7:30 and stopped after 19:30 ] with very interesting sessions [see the schedule]. David showed today the first ideas about Rosario Team Architect. I think we don’t have to wait for long before we get this bits. Interesting thing number one: the Designer Bus. With this, models can work together.... [More]

Public Case Study Visual Studio 2008 Team Architect and Software Factories

Microsoft publisched a case study about the project we've been working on at Sogeti. It's a real marketing story. In early 2007, a global financial services company turned to Sogeti Group, a market-leading IT firm, to develop an application that would increase workflow efficiency by enabling employees to quickly access and enter customer account information through a Web-based interface. Sogeti sought to reduce development time and improve overall application life-cycle management on this new project—without trading speed for accuracy or quality. For more technical details read this blog.

Model Service Agents with the Service Factory

A Service Factory Modeling Edition Extension To Enrich Team Architect’s Application Diagram Feature “Implement Application” A service on the Application Diagram can have a one or more .NET Service Endpoints which are service providers, they expose operations. These "Service Providers" can be/ should be implemented with the Service Factory, but what about the other endpoints a service can have? A service must gets its data from somewhere, from a database, from an excising service or from a “not yet excising ”service. So called "service consumers". A connection with a database is easy, just a connection string in the configuration fi... [More]

Bad writing day, mind block our better writers block.

I have to write a bunch of articles about our TAP project for internal use, external use, for developers for managers… but couldn’t focus myself today. So, what did I do instead of using Words, I played with some thoughts, some scenarios about Application Lifecycle Management and the major role Team Architect is going to play [is playing ] in it. For example when you read my previous post about Health Modeling, DFO, Team Architect and the Factories. That would really be a benefit for the ALM strategy. While Microsoft is mainly focusing on VSTS and TFS as THE ALM Tool [watch this webcast], ALM is much bigger, you also must think about operations, design for operations, you a... [More]

Some Rosario Team Architect and Factory Platform Information

Due to NDA I’m not able to openly talk about the Rosario plans according to Team Architect and the Software Factories… but I can point to some information about it. This is what Mark Groves wrote in a forum post: At a high level we are planning on providing greater designer functionality and rich integration with Software Factories, including Domain Specific Languages. That would be great, the integration between the Distributed System Designers and the P&P factories is not very easy at this moment, but it can be done ;-) and it really adds value to the application lifecycle, but for example at this moment it’s not possible to capture shape... [More]

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