Influence MSF guidance

My colleague, Andrew Delin, is making the process of developing software real for development teams. However, he doesn’t want to do it in a vacuum. If you think you know anything about development processes, I’m sure he’d love to hear from you. Thanks.


Service Factory Customization Workshop

Microsoft Main Campus (Building 20)July 30th – Aug 1st 2007Redmond, WA Description Many software factories being built today use a number of different technologies, which include the Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX), the Domain Specific Language (DSL) Toolkit, Visual Studio extensibility components, and a few other additional utilities. This is definitely true for the Web Service…


A time for reflection and assessment

Wow, it’s hard to believe it has been almost a year since the patterns & practices team released our first software factories. Remember when the early customer previews were called Baseline Architecture Toolkits? Oh, the nostalgia 🙂 We could have had so much fun with the BAT acronym … haha. So that means now is a perfect time to…


First Service Factory v3 Community Drop

Okay, we’re off and running now. Earlier today I posted the first of many community drops for Service Factory v3 – don’t let “build 19” fool you – this is the first one. It took us longer than expected to get this one out the door, but we’re all set now. I suspect the first question…


Now Available: Aaron’s new Service Factory article on MSDN

Steven just told me that Aaron Skonnard’s latest Service Factory article about the December release was just published through his Service Station column in the MSDN Magazine. Talk about timing … sweet.  Even though it was written and finished before we locked down the code, it is still very accurate and comprehensive. I mean, it’s Aaron … what else would you expect?! There…


… come and get yer Service Factory!

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the December release of the Web Service Software Factory and a VB.NET version is now available for your consumption, modification, and production pleasures 🙂 Okay, I’m just going to do 3 things in this post since I know there will be many more to follow: Lay some links on ya. For downloading…


Emerging Guidance

Versioning Web Services Introduction Versioning Concepts Relationship Scenarios Principles and Motivations A Versioning Strategy Summary Introduction Most software systems evolve over time, and it is always challenging to manage the associated complexity of their evolution. When the relationships between the parts of the software system become less coupled, the complexity increases because they can then…