Rule Archetype Pattern in SQL Modeling Services – Part 1

I’ve been playing around with SQL Server Modeling Services and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 quite bit over the holiday break. Specifically, I’ve been playing around with bringing an Archetype Pattern to life in Modeling Services, with a specific focus on leveraging the architectural goodness provided by the Repository. This work was inspired by a…

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Fluent Interface for System.Identity – Kind Command-Query API

Part 1 of this series functioned as an introduction to the motivations for creating a fluent interface for Oslo’s System.Identity. Part 1 also covered a number of architectural and design specifications that will be followed in the shaping of the interface’s code. In this post I’ll continue the crafting of the fluent interface by exploring…


Fluent Interface for System.Identity – The Basics

<Author’s Note> A very talented Developer I know just recently gave me some very succinct feedback on my blog – “good blog…too long”. As I respect this Developer’s opinion quite highly (not to mention I always try to listen to Developers), I am going to start putting his suggestion into practice by chunking further posts…

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The Formal Goodness of Agile Software Architecture – Part 2

In Part 1 of this short series I discussed an article that proposes the Intensional/Locality Thesis for formally distinguishing between what is Architecture and what is Design. Part 1 also covered how the Thesis has shaped my thinking about the role of the Architect and Software Architecture within an Agile project team. As I was…

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The Formal Goodness of Agile Software Architecture – Part 1

The purely addictive aspects of working at The Big Show for a geek like me cannot be underestimated. In many ways Microsoft is like any other Fortune 500 company I’ve worked or consulted for, but I’m often reminded that working for Microsoft is different – it’s pure crack for geeks. As an example, I recently…

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Oslo May CTP Has Improved System.Identity!

The Oslo team released the May 2009 CTP yesterday. For those that are interested in Oslo in general, and System.Identity in particular, then effort to get the new CTP up and running is well worth it. From the perspective of System.Identity, the new Oslo CTP represents an important leap forward in terms of design and…

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Exploring the Party Model with Oslo’s System.Identity – Part 3

In Part 1 of this series we covered the basics of how Oslo’s System.Identity implements the Party Model and how System.Identity can be used to model real world scenarios. We continued our exploration of System.Identity in Part 2 by modeling more complex real world scenarios and illustrating how System.Identity can handle asymmetric relationships and transient…

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Exploring the Party Model with Oslo’s System.Identity – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series we discussed the basics of the Party Model using Oslo’s System.Identity schema. Specifically, we discussed the System.Identity constructs for Party, Role (including the Employee and Customer specializations of Role), and TaxonomyEntry (to allow for assigning a “Kind” to Parties and Roles). We also put these System.Identity constructs to use…

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Exploring the Party Model with Oslo’s System.Identity – Part 1

It occurred to me the other day that I asserted that the Party Model is a “Good Thing” without providing any proof whatsoever to back up my claim. While I would love to believe that everyone subscribes to my views and opinions because of their irrefutable wisdom, I have no illusions to the reality of…

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Some Oslo Goodness – System.Identity Implements the Party Model!

There does exist some controversy right now in the blogosphere around Oslo. As I indicated previously, I’ve done a 180 on Oslo and I am now highly interested in the technology – a subject I plan to blog about soon. However, what I find interesting is that there hasn’t been a lot of writing in…

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