Architecture Interview and Podcasts

Here’s an update about Software Factories on ARCast, the podcast series on the Architecture Resource Center. Last month, five panelists (counting myself) recorded three shows on model driven development. It’s been quite successful, with the largest number of downloads to date in the series. You can find the first show here, the second one here…


RE: VSTS 2005, DSL, and Software Architecture

This is a response to a blog posting by Tad Anderson, and the pointer to it on the MSDN Architecture General forum. First, I agree with your observation, Tad, about the lack of support for the Software Architect in VSTS 2005. We did indeed focus on the System Architect not the Software Architect. We had…

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Moving to Software Factories

Here’s an excerpt from an article that Keith and I wrote some time ago.   Total global demand for software will grow by an order of magnitude over the next decade, driven by new forces in the global economy like the growing role of software in social infrastructure, by new application types like business integration…

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Software Factories Applied

Keith Short, Mauro Regio and I have agreed to write a new book called Software Factories Applied. Our goal is to write a short book for practitioners that complements the theoretical foundation established in the original Software Factories book by showing how to build a software factory using currently available technologies, namely the DSL tools,…

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OOPSLA 2005 Recap

Keith Short has already written a post that provides an overview our activities at OOPSLA 2005. Here is a compendium of my activities at the conference.   On Sunday, 10/16, I hosted a full day tutorial on Software Factories with Steve Cook. On Monday, 10/17, Steve and I hosted a full day workshop on Software Factories. The…


Putting The Cart Where It Belongs

In this posting, I continue addressing issues in the recent blog posting by Grady Booch. As I noted in my previous posting, the debate up to this point has been about the suitability of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) as a medium for model driven development. However, that is not really the question we should…

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Microsoft and Domain Specific Languages, Reprise

Two weeks ago, Grady Booch posted a blog entry titled “Microsoft and Domain Specific Languages”. The posting is part of a running debate between Grady, and my colleagues at Microsoft Steve Cook and Alan Wills. While there are several points in the posting on which Grady and I disagree, which I will address over the…

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