DSL Tools V1 has shipped!

Yes it’s true – we’ve shipped! The DSL Tools web pages will be updated shortly, with more details about this V1 release. For those who can’t wait, the VS2005 SDK V3 containing DSL Tools V1, can be downloaded from http://affiliate.vsipmembers.com/affiliate/downloadfiles.aspx.

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DSL Tools documentation now available on MSDN…

..at the link http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa396774.aspx This is actually the documentation for our version 1 release which will be available soon as part of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK version 3 release – see http://blogs.msdn.com/stuart_kent/archive/2006/08/31/733372.aspx. Note that the documentation isn’t finished – we have a dedicated team still working on it – so expect further documentation releases…

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DSL Tools V1 release – latest news

Having just returned from vacation, I thought I’d update folks about the V1 release of DSL Tools. This will be shipped as part of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK Version 3 in the first part of September. We have signed, sealed and delivered our code to the VS SDK team who are now just wrapping…

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Storyboarding tool integrated with team system

A while back I posted about how useful I find storyboards in the specification process. Now there’s a tool integrated with VSTS for doing storyboarding. Check it out at http://www.stpsoft.co.uk/story/.

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Jos Warmer on small models

Here is a great post from Jos Warmer over on the DSL Tools forum. He makes some good arguments. Please add your own opinions to the discussion. We’ll definitely take note as we think about the next set of features…

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New dsl definition format

Those of you who have downloaded the June CTP of DSL Tools will, by now, be aware of quite a few changes. In particular you’ll have noticed that we’ve replaced the old .dd and .dmd formats with a single .dsl format, and provided a (currently unfinished) designer for this format. Whilst we’re waiting for the…

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DLinq Designer

Goto http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/ref/linq/ and download the latest CTP of LINQ. There you’ll find a designer for DLINQ that’s hosted in Visual Studio. Anything look familiar? Wondering what tools were used to build it? If you haven’t guessed by now, here’e another hint: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/DSLTools/ 

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Sam has started blogging

Sam Guckenheimer has started blogging – http://blogs.msdn.com/sam/ Sam is the chief product planner for Visual Studio Team System. He’s also just written a book about it.

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June CTP of DSL Tools now available

I haven’t written a blog entry for a while, and the reason is that I’ve been very busy working on the latest CTP of DSL Tools. I’m pleased to announce that it is now available. Details on the DSL Tools web page. When you get to the Visual Studio SDK download the page you’ll need…

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VSTS Work Item Type designer

Darren just IM’ed me to say that he had put out his first preview of the work item type designer he’s been building with DSL Tools. See http://blogs.msdn.com/darrenj/archive/2006/03/20/555821.aspx 

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