Jobs on our team (in UK and US)

Our team is continuing to expand. We now have jobs available in both Redmond (US) and Cambridge (UK). Gareth provides the details. Technorati Tags: jobs,software development


Hiking in the snow

I’ve been visiting Redmond to work with the team over there. I stayed over the weekend and got to go hiking in the snow with Andy Bliven, a developer in Team Architect. We were blessed with a gloriously sunny, but bitterly cold day between two snow storms. First time I’ve experienced my hair freezing. I’m…


Sample of hosting a DSL in the VS2008 isolated shell

A new sample has been published of a hosting a DSL in the VS2008 isolated shell. See The isolated shell is a stripped out VS shell who’s UI and splash screen you can customize. VS packages, including DSLs, can be hosted in both full VS and in your own customized shell without change. This…


Help with using the VS2008 Shell

Pablo has written a series of posts that should be of help to anyone thinking of hosting their applications in the VS2008 shell: Customizing a VS Shell application Integrating a VS Package with a VS Shell application VS Shell application deployment Creating a bootstrapper for a VS Shell application VS Shell and the registry VS…


Three things to know when using Visual Studio 2008 DSL Tools

In preparing for my presentation at TechEd, I got a chance to try out a couple of new things with DSL Tools on VS2008: The T4 editor from our friends over at Clarius, available at I installed the VS2008 beta 2 version on a VS2008 release candidate and it seemd to work fine. Makes editing text templates much easier. Nice job,…


What’s new for DSL Tools in VS2008 / VS2008 SDK

VS2008 and VS2008 SDK have just shipped. The announcement about the SDK over on the VSX blog didn’t get into much detail about changes in DSL Tools for VS2008, so I thought it would be worth summarizing them here: The runtime is now part of the VS platform. There is no need for a DSL…


DSL Tools beyond VS2008

I promised a while ago to publish a roadmap for what we’re doing with DSL Tools, post VS2008. Now that VS2008 and the VS2008 SDK have just shipped (thanks Gareth for providing a post which points at both announecements) now seems a good time honour that promise. There are two main themes in how we expect DSL Tools…


Other talks involving DSL Tools at TechEd Europe

Yesterday I posted about VSX talks at TechEd Europe, including one I’m giving on DSL Tools. I forgot to mention a couple of other talks involving the use of DSL Tools in software factories. Jezz Santos gives the details. Unfortunately Jezz can’t be there himself, but Don Smith, from patterns and practices, will be giving…


Speaking at TechEd Europe in Barcelona

I’m speaking at TechEd Europe in Barcelona on DSL Tools. Go here and look me up under the list of speakers to see details of my session on DSL Tools. There’s also a talk from the VSX (VS Ecosystem) team on the new VS Shell given by James (including a demo of hosting a DSL in that…


What future for DSL Tools?

I’ve recently received a number of questions about DSL Tools, making me realize that our messaging about the future of this technology has not been very clear. One such question has just appeared on the DSL Tools forum, so I’ve spent a little time replying to it – take a look here. I’ve restated the…