New Team System Stuff – 2004-10-26

Booch & Pierson on Domain Specific-Languages

recently posted a skeptical commentary (Domain-specific
) on domain-specific languages. Harry Pierson responds with a post
that offers an alternative perspective (By Request:
My Response To Booch’s Doubts


Harry Pierson also blogs about
the DSL tutorial Jack Greenfield, Keith Short, Steve Cook and Stuart Kent presented at OOPSLA on Monday (OOPSLA DSL
). Harry also has a post that sums up the rest of his Monday
experience at OOPSLA (OOPSLA Day
). Tuesday is the first day for invited speakers, including keynotes from
Microsoft’s Rick Rashid,
Ward Cunningham and Herb Sutter. More to come…

Software Roaches

Ishai Ben Aroya has a post (Bugs that hide
from debuggers
) that explains how some bugs are able to hide from the
debugger when it unwittingly prevents the bug from occurring.

Also, be sure to watch these Channel 9
videos (Alex
Kipman – Inside a MS Build Bug Triage meeting
and Chad Royal –
What gets into the bug database?
) that shed some light on bug management
here at Microsoft.

If you can’t wait for a future release of Team System to debug unit tests,
you may want to read about a workaround from reidm (How to step
through test cases executing with Whidbey’s test runner

Cloak & Dagger

Okay, no dagger, but for those that are familiar with SourceSafe’s cloaking
feature, Korby Parnell blogs (Team
Foundation vs. SourceSafe | Cloaking
) about a similar capability
in Team Foundation version control that blocks certain folders from
recursive gets.

Team System in the News

Upcoming Events (New

Want to hear more about Team System? Here are some upcoming events where
Visual Studio Team System is on the agenda:

OCT 2004

NOV 2004

FEB 2005

Got an event you’d like me to include here? Contact me. Otherwise,
I’ll just ditch this feature on 11/2.

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