Having spent a year in the Visual Studio Ecosystem team helping to integrate the DSL Tools deeper into the VS SDK, I am moving back to VSTS Architecture Edition to work on their new set of tools for architects, including UML tools, which are built on top of the DSL Tools. Our leader is Cameron Skinner. He’s recently blogged about DSL+UML = Pragmatic Modeling, and says ‘So this is not a “DSL vs. UML” conversation. This is a “DSL + UML” conversation. And more importantly, this is about meeting our customers where they are and giving them tools that allow them to get to where they need to be. The true innovation in this space is going to be how we can seamlessly connect the two approaches, and how we can make modeling more central to a broader range of people.’
That’s what I’ve been wanting to do for at least a decade now, so I’m really going to enjoy this.