Which File Extension are You?

Curiosity got the best of me… Which File Extension are You?

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New Team System Stuff – 2004-10-27

Domain-Specific Language Tools & The Software Factories Vision During Rick Rashid’s keynote at OOPSLA on Tuesday, Microsoft announced a new framework and tool for building custom visual designers based on the modeling technology in Visual Studio 2005. This is the same technology that was used to build the Class Designer and Distributed System Designers in…

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Making the Move to Software Factories; First Stop – DSL Tools

Here’s the press release Microsoft issued: Microsoft Grows Partner Ecosystem Around Visual Studio 2005 Team System New Framework and Tool Streamline Development and Mark First Step Toward Ecosystem Based on Domain-Specific Designers for Visual Studio 2005 Team System And an article on CBROnline.com: Microsoft makes software factories move Microsoft Corp is expected to take its first…

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New Team System Stuff – 2004-10-26

Booch & Pierson on Domain Specific-Languages Grady Booch recently posted a skeptical commentary (Domain-specific Languages) on domain-specific languages. Harry Pierson responds with a post that offers an alternative perspective (By Request: My Response To Booch’s Doubts). OOPSLA Harry Pierson also blogs about the DSL tutorial Jack Greenfield, Keith Short, Steve Cook and Stuart Kent presented at OOPSLA…

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Using Personas to Create User Documentation

The most recent edition of the Cooper Newsletter (2004, Issue 4) from Cooper has a great article that expands on the principle that a writer should know their audience: Using Personas to Create User Documentation by Steve CaldePersonas and other user-modeling techniques are often solely discussed as tools for product development, but they are useful…

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New to Me: CopySourceAsHTML

This will save some people a lot of time…  CopySourceAsHTML: Get Code into HTML without Word from the Editor Earlier this month I let you know about a macro that converts code to HTML for use on web pages or blog posts.  Since then Colin sent me a link to his “Wordless” tool for accomplishing…

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New Team System Stuff – 2004-10-25

Update – New MSF Agile Prerelease Available As posted elsewhere on my blog (New to Me: MSF Agile – Updated on GotDotNet), an updated prerelease version of MSF Agile is available on GotDotNet: http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/msfv4 Update 2 – We had to go back to the original version of MSF Agile while we investigate some bugs that may hinder…

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New to Me: MSF Agile – Updated on GotDotNet

An updated prerelease version of Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) Agile is now available from the MSF GotDotNet workspace: http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/msfv4 UPDATE: Had to pull this prerelease version and go back to the original version. We’re investigating some bugs that may make it difficult to evaluate the release we posted yesterday.

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New to Me: Security Risk Management Guide

A new resource. (Courtesy of http://weblogs.asp.net/israelio/archive/2004/10/24/246839.aspx) The Microsoft Solutions for Security (MSS) and the Security Center of Excellence (SCOE) teams are proud to announce the release of The Security Risk Management Guide. This guide was developed in order to address the challenges that customers often have when attempting to put in place a plan for…

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New to Me: Add Books from Safari VS 2005 Help

This is cool: Safari’s Visual Studio Help Integration (VSHI) tool lets you search across Safari’s online repository of over 2000 technical titles to find exactly the example or code fragment you need to answer the question at hand. Best of all, these results are delivered to you from within Visual Studio 2005 Beta Help.  Register…

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