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musing's of a geek July 2007 Entries
Orcas Beta 2 is go..... but

where's my factory bits.... hehe.... seriously congrats to the team on getting this out the door, but I really want GAX 1.3 and the new VSSDK so I can get my factories over to Orcas. Oh and if you really need me to tell you where to get the bits (there have been a ton of blogs already on this) they are here


So what are you looking forward to in Orcas?

Posted On Friday, July 27, 2007 5:56 AM

Virtual TechEd with Jezz and Martin

Martin Danner and Jezz Santos talk about Building Your own Software Factory during this years TechEd Orlando. Check it out on Jezz's blog here

Posted On Thursday, July 26, 2007 9:21 PM

UML vs. Domain Specific Languages - a false dichotomy?
Mark Dalgarno has put up the edited sound recording from a panel held at Code Generation 2007. The panel was moderated by Andrew Watson, Vice President and Technical Director of Object Management Group, panel members were Tony Clark (Xactium), Steve Cook (Microsoft), Matthew Fowler (NT/e), Allan Kennedy (Kennedy Carter) and Juha-Pekka Tolvanen (Metacase). You can download the audio here ......

Posted On Thursday, July 26, 2007 9:15 PM

Smart Client Software Factory Book
David S. Platt's book on Programming Microsoft Composite UI Application Block and Smart Client Software Factory book is now available for pre-order here. Get hands-on guidance for developing smart client applications using Windows Forms with the Composite UI Application Block (CAB) and the Smart Client Software Factory. Smart clients bridge the gap between thin clients and rich clients--providing the benefits of Web applications without sacrificing user experience. However, developing smart clients ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 25, 2007 8:18 AM

Software Factories across the globe part 2
continuing on from yesterdays post, looks like Jezz and Ed are off to Tech-Ed Japan (way to go guys), to present a repeat of the 'Build Your Own Software Factory' session that they did in Orlando. The session was one of my must see sessions at Tech-Ed so well worth your time attending. See Jezz's post for more details here ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 25, 2007 7:53 AM

Software Factories across the globe part 1
So I'm going to attempt to keep a track of SF talks across the globe. This first one that's got my attention is a talk from Tom Hollander at Tech-Ed Australia and at Tech-Ed New Zealand. Look out for ARC308: Software Factories, Tom is an awesome speaker and hugely knowledgeable about SF's so if you are attending either event be sure to take a look at this session. More details on Tom's blog here ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 24, 2007 12:16 PM

Welcome Erik

Erik Gunvaldson from Microsoft has started blogging, his blog will cover Software Factories, ALM, User Experience and .... you know what go over to his blog and have a read.... Erik gives a great heads up on a couple of articles heading their way to MSDN, one of which I'm looking forward to is by Jezz

Posted On Monday, July 23, 2007 11:10 AM

GAX 1.3 ready to ship - need input

Grigori is looking for feedback on how the factory community uses GAT/GAX please help by filling in the short survey.... more details here

Posted On Friday, July 20, 2007 8:45 AM

Orcas Team Build Monitor

Using Orcas? Using Vista? Using Team Build?

then this might just be of use

Posted On Tuesday, July 17, 2007 1:47 PM

Service Factory Customization Workshop
Don put up an announcement of the Service Factory Customization Workshop being held in Redmond at the end of the month (30th July - 1st August), I've included an excerpt This 3 day workshop will walk you through the comprehensive process of adding a new model (an entity model) to the Service Factory: Modeling Edition. You will become very familiar will all aspects of the factory infrastructure: DSL models, recipe automation, model validation, cross-model references, model views, project mapping, ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 17, 2007 1:17 PM

MVP awarded to Edward Bakker

I just noticed that Ed posted news of his award on his blog.... congrats Ed very well deserved

Posted On Thursday, July 5, 2007 10:51 AM

Couple of new factories
Spotted this on Clemens blog, Repository Factory and the Deployment Factory Repository Factory is a lightweight code generator that automates most of the hand coding needed to build domain model objects and persist them to a database, rather than a full blown ORM solution. Deployment Software Factory is a DSL which generates WiX installers and skeleton installers from SDM files.... hmm I wonder if this will turn me onto WiX ......

Posted On Thursday, July 5, 2007 10:14 AM

GAX 1.3 announced
Grigori Melnik has announced the plans for GAX 1.3 here, thanks to Tom for the heads up on this announcement. At last I can talk about something I've known for a while ;) So really GAX 1.3 is the version to get GAT/GAX running in Orcas, but the team have taken the time to include a couple of extras, mainly they are Experimental hive support, VB template support, and a new GAX installer (using Wix)..... now I may be on my own here but I so don't get Wix, maybe I will in time So that's it really hopefully ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 4, 2007 6:05 AM

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