As it’s nearly Christmas…

… and therefore shortly the delectable Kylie (squeee!) will be helping the Doctor save the world from gold-faced angel-type baddies, I thought I’d take a break from our normal programming and share this seasonal treat with you all. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas and all that.

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Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition

Plenty has been said about this around the web, but it’s pretty exciting that the first p&p Software Factory with a substantive DSL Tools component is now live. You can find The MSDN homepage at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb931187.aspx The main CodePlex site at http://www.codeplex.com/servicefactory Apart from being a fantastic example of a rich factory, it has plenty…

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Les WebCasts de toutes les sessions VSX Day sont disponibles!

OK, so I don’t get to blog in French much (d’habitude pas du tout – in fact) and of course I stole this phrase from Jean-Marc’s blog anyway so it’s just a cheat However, I couldn’t let it pass that the good folks from the dslfactory.org community and Microsoft France had an incredibly successful community…

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Template Code Generation built-in to Visual Studio and Clarius’ T4 Editor

One of the big deals for us with Visual Studio 2008 is the fact that our runtimes are in the box. A key thing that this means is that every Visual Studio user now has our powerful T4 text templating engine installed and can incorporate code generation into their development process.  That’s right – Visual…

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La la la la – Not much blogging in A-mer-ica

My word that’s a corny title And I don’t even like West Side Story. Stuart is the new musical theatre aficionado on our team – you’ll have to ask him for details though 😉 So it’s time for one of those “excuse” blogs. There’s been a huge amount going on in our VSX world lately…

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Hiring for DSL Tools and Visual Studio eXtensibility in both Cambridge and Redmond

We’re expanding further. I posted a little while ago about jobs in Redmond on our new, combined DSL Tools and VSX team. Well, we’re now hiring for another developer in Cambridge, UK as well. So whichever side of the pond your life needs to be, we can accommodate. If you’re passionate about extending IDEs with…

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We’ve shipped – what a week – and what a month

Well, you could hardly have missed that Visual Studio 2008 shipped this week. And as Ken has just announced over on the VSX blog, I’m proud to say that the Visual Studio 2008 SDK has also just shipped – you’ve got to admire our sense of timing 😉 Go get it from the downloads section…

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Come hang out at the Patterns and Practices Summit

I’ll be speaking on Domain-Specific Development at the software factories track of the P&P Summit in Redmond, WA, November 8th.  Be great to meet up with any of you that are attending.  Drop me a line if you want to arrange a side-meeting. The SoCal Architect blog has a neat summary of the agenda. Technorati Tags:…

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DSL Forum has merged with the VSX forum

As I announced a month or so ago, we’ve merged the DSL Forum into the VSX forum.  This has gone live today, with the transfer of the DSL content into the VSX forum. Henceforward, please use the new VSX forum for all your DSL questions. http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=57&SiteID=1 Hopefully we’ll also get a redirect from the old…

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What should we be testing?

Leonardo has an interesting post over at the himalia site, wondering whether abstractions in general (and DSLs in particular) move around the testing burden away from DSL users onto DSL authors.  There’s certainly a lot of implementation testing truth here, although experience tells me that many DSL authors won’t test a very high number of…

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