Open the flood gates - here's what happens when you've been a slug about blogging...
- PowerPoint slides from Visual Studio 2005 Team System presentations at DevConnections in Las Vegas (November 2004). - Microsoft Download Center and Brian White : Project Management, Version Control, Work Item Tracking Presentations
- "We've put together a great session ... no fantastic session on Visual Studio Team System" - William J Steele : Developing the next round of content
- "I've been reading a lot about the next Visual Studio Team System and I can't wait to deploy that when it's released." - Daniel Pollard : Software Engineering Stuff
- "For those of you that were in the Dallas Whidbey Ascend Training, here's a summary of some of the more interesting responses to the questions we posed." - Chris Menegay : Team System Features Q&A from Whidbey Ascend Training
- "...currently we use in-house developed tools with a movement of adopting the VSTS tools." - Vince Maraia : What build tools does Microsoft use?
Team Foundation Version Control
- "After my last post, I received some questions about locking as it relates to changesets. So here's a brief description." - Jason Barile : Locking functionality in Team System Version Control
- "The Build Master that will be complete at the end of Jan 2005 and published by Addison Wesley. This book will be based on the 15 years I've been at Microsoft and the various Software Configuration Management roles I've been in." - Vince Maraia : The Build Master Book - Microsoft's SCM Best Practices
- "...the Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI) Website is now live on Microsoft.com." - Eileen Brown : Dynamic Systems Initiative Website
- "These models can be defined by programmers with a modeling tool that will be part of Visual Studio 2005 Team System..." - Bink.nu : Gates to tout network-management software
- "Fast code is still in vogue." John Robbins : .NET Code Tuning: Make Your Apps Fly with the New Enterprise Performance Tool
Domain-Specific Language Tools
- "There really is very little common semantic ground between a conveyer belt and anything in UML." - Steve Cook : Domain Specific Languages and UML
- "One important ingredient to the software factories concept is the ability to quickly & easily build your own domain specific language (DSL) + accompanying tools, designers, etc." - Frank Prengel : BYO DSL
- "There are other products out there doing ‘Model Driven Development’, but there is nothing even close to this." - Damon Carr : More Detail on the DSL and Software Factories
- "As lovely as the whitehorse designers are, Corona is the part that really captures my imagination." - Don Box : The most interesting technology I've spelunked for some time…
- "you may not want half the stuff you get with a UML editor." - Alan Cameron Wills : The power of stereotypes
- "UML and its tools weren't designed with that approach in mind -- that its role should be to provide a set of templates for a wide range of DSLs." Alan Cameron Wills : Costs of designing a DSL - UML the answer?
- "I find this fascinating!" - Alan Cameron Wills : Many syntaxes for one semantics
- "[Agile] is not code. It is a high level categorization of many processes that share some common goals and attributes." - Damon Carr : My Recent 'Agile Into' Presentation to the Cache' New England Users Group
- "...the main business motivation for SO is improved reuse..." - Aaron Skonnard : Reuse in Service-Oriented Architectures
- "2005 will be the year of the SOA. Mark it down." - Eric A. Marks : 2005: The Year of the SOA?
Other Good Stuff
- "A “DCR” is a Design Change Request and are designed to track these types of change requests to the original design." Developer Division Release Team - DCRs and Breaking Changes
- "Some of you have no doubt heard of these projects, all part of the upcoming Visual Studio Team System." - Chris Rathjen : Hatteras, Currituck, Ocracoke
- "My team is looking hard for new metrics to judge the quality of our code and our testing because metrics such as test case count and number of bugs found just aren't interesting anymore." - The Braidy Tester : Software Statistics Engineer