UML, DSL & Software Factories
Firstly, just to reiterate – we do believe in UML’s usefulness for a variety of tasks. I sketch in UML for analysis purposes and for helping to think about the detailed design of code; I’ve written a book about it, developed some nice techniques, and given numerous courses over the years, and signing up with MS hasn’t changed my views; and my group colleagues have comparable histories, some of them making substantial contributions to where UML is today.
Team System - the Halo 2 of life-cycle tools?
Making the Connection in Las Vegas
Whidbey Ascend Training
Rob Cecil has posted some coverage of the training provided through Whidbey Ascend.
- "Welcome to the Visual Studio 2005 Ascend program"
- Coverage from Whidbey Ascend - Day One <- Team System stuff
- Coverage from Whidbey Ascend - Day One (Continued)
- Whidbey Ascend Coverage : for (int dayIndex=1; dayIndex<days.Count; ++dayIndex)
From the other side of the podium, Chris Menegay has the following post:
Make Your Apps Fly
I received the December 2004 issue of MSDN Magazine today. In it, John Robbins of Wintellect has an extensive article on the Team System performance tools. Not a subscriber? Visit your local newsstand or check for an online version of the article early next week. I'll post a link when it goes live.
Software Architecture Guidelines
Recently, I've been thinking more about what a software architect does and trying to formulate some basic axioms or guidelines to keep in the front of my mind. To that end I thought Steve Cohen's thoughts on what "Enterprise Ready" means are useful.
Anyway, here are a few guidelines (not original of course) that I came up with for a course I teach on patterns and architecture in .NET that apply to a typical layered architecture (presentation, business, data).
SQL Server Reporting Services
Reporting in Visual Studio Team System is provided by SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. If you want to master the whole enchilada, you should take a look into some of the other products on which Team System is built. Eric Nelson posted a link to his blog for a SQL Server Reporting Services Webcast:
I completely missed this - whoops! Haven't had time to check it out yet but it is apparently very useful http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/r.aspx?r=5068262&c=en-US&t=4 Enjoy. Restaurants at the End of the Web If you missed the previous posts... Ask Burton FAQ Some new posts for the FAQ:
I completely missed this - whoops! Haven't had time to check it out yet but it is apparently very useful http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/r.aspx?r=5068262&c=en-US&t=4 Enjoy.
Restaurants at the End of the Web
If you missed the previous posts...
Ask Burton FAQ
Some new posts for the FAQ: