Extending UML sequence diagrams to cover LINQ

Just catching up on blog reading and came across this post from Cameron: http://blogs.msdn.com/camerons/archive/2010/05/08/sequence-diagram-re-linq-and-lambdas.aspx It gives the details of of a small extension to UML sequence diagrams introduced in our VS2010 implementation to cope with deferred execution of LINQ expressions. And gives a real insight into the lazy execution strategy used for LINQ expressions.


Tech Days UK videos now available

Videos of the VS2010 launch and deep dive sessions at the recent Tech Days UK event are now available. Also See my earlier post about this event. Goto http://www.microsoft.com/uk/techdays/ click on the Resources tab and then choose the video you’re interested in watching. I’ve embedded the video of my session below:


VS2010 Visualization and Modeling SDK

It’s great to see that the RTM version of the Visualization and Modeling SDK is also available at the launch and release of Visual Studio 2010. For details check out http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/vsvmsdk. See also Jean-Marc’s announcement of this. As well as the DSL Tools which has been much improved in this release (see What’s new), it…


Empirical assessment of the efficacy of MDE: Can you help?

I’m lending my support to a research project which is trying to assess the effectiveness of MDE. The project is being led by Jon Whittle, who’s now a professor at the University of Lancaster in the UK. Details of the project can be found at http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/~eamde. Personally, I’m hoping this project will not only shed…


Extending UML designers in VS2010 Beta2

As mentioned in this post, the UML designers in VS2010 Ultimate now come with a set of APIs that makes them easy to extend. I see that Peter Provost has now posted the first of a series of articles (going by the title of this one) explaining how to get started: Extending Visual Studio 2010…


DSL Tools and Oslo

The Oslo modeling platform was announced at Microsoft’s PDC and we’ve been asked by a number of customers what the relationship is between DSL Tools and Oslo. So I thought it would be worth clearing the air on this. Keith Short from the Oslo team has just posted on this very same question. I haven’t…


DSL Tools in Visual Studio 2010

The first public CTP of Visual Studio 10 Anyone attending or watching the goings on at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) will have heard about the next version of Visual Studio. If you were at PDC, you will have received a VPC containing a Community Technology Preview of Visual Studio 10. If you were not,…


Long Time No Blog, UML and DSLs

Technorati Tags: DSL Tools,UML Embarrassing, but true. Last time I blogged was back in February. I’m on one of my regular trips to Redmond, and jet lag still means I’m getting up at 4am. Usually on these trips I use the early morning to do a bit of work, then go for a run. However,…