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  • FrankPr's World of Devices

    BYO DSL

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    One important ingredient to the software factories concept is the ability to quickly & easily build your own domain specific language (DSL) + accompanying tools, designers, etc. Microsoft now releases the first technology preview of a tool (for VS2005...
  • FrankPr's World of Devices

    Why the name "software factories"?

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    Just came across this explanation of why Greenfield et al. chose the name "software factory" for their new approach to the industrialization of software production. Should clear up some confusion around that term.
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What does style look like, part 4

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    Continuing the discussion of "style".. Yesterday , I showed the code reformatted into "BSD" style format, which looks like: #include "list.h" main(C cArg, SZ rgszArg[]) { I iNode; I cNodes = atoi(rgszArg[1]); I cNodesToSkip = atoi(rgszArg[2]); PNODE pnodeT;...
  • Euan Garden's BLOG

    Euro Road Trip Pt 4

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    Another early start today, I was in TVP for 9 ready to speak at the UK Developers Group , which doesn't start till 10, ooops. Oh well I managed to get changed into my excellent Lime Green User Group shirt with the extra time, and also snag my second Sausage...
  • Dariusz quatscht

    Microsoft@Giga TV

    Uwe und Dirk waren vor einiger Zeit bei Giga TV um den Homepage Award anzukündigen. Wer einen kurzen Trailer dazu sehen will findet diesen hier .
  • One Louder

    Microsoft stops the aging process

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    On my way in to work this morning, I passed a public bus with one of those big advertisements on the side. You know, the kind that, if you were to really read all of it, would cause you to surely endanger those around you. Well in the interest of safety...
  • load of tosh

    Creating header based rule in OWA ?

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    I received this nice e-mail asking about creating rules on more message properties than we support today in OWA 2003. Since Exchange has been around a long time and I've only been part of the team for one release, I thought I'd share when I learn something...
  • Steve Cook's WebLog

    Domain Specific Languages and UML

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    My colleague Alan Cameron Wills makes several excellent points about why not to base domain specific languages on UML . I hope Grady Booch reads this. There really is very little common semantic ground between a conveyer belt and anything in UML.
  • The .NET Show

    Finished Filming: Active Directory Federation Services

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    This last Tuesday (Nov 9) we filmed our next episode of "The .NET Show". This one is on ADFS, which is a technology being worked on which will greatly expand the capabilities for controling and coordinating the authentication and authorization of accounts...
  • To the tune of James

    Yukon evangelism wave beginning to build

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    We now have broad reach evangelism efforts for Yukon on the board. I know many of you have been waiting patiently for Yukon and some of you a little less impatiently. Nonetheless, we now have more than a baker's dozen of webcasts scheduled for the week...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    What's with marketing speak ?

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    I seem to have been sat in a number of meetings recently where the meeting attendees are either from Mars, or worse, from Marketing! - these people speak a completely alien language, talking about "the application platform" [meaning Pocket PC or Smartphone...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Where has all the mojo gone?

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    Ah - there's nothing like being around smart people to get your creative juices flowing! Gretchen and I are on assignment at the TopCoder Open these past few days and have been flush with new ideas. It seems like every time we talk one of us says: "Hey...
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