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October, 2004

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    Other MSFT Bloggers at OOPSLA

    Some other 'softies blogging OOPSLA: Keith Short talks about the DSL Tutorial and apologizes for our keynote demo. Steve Cook talks about the MDA panel and says the keynote demo "wasn't such a great idea" Stuart Kent describes the DSL Toolkit...
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    Building DSLs in VS

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    Last night, after the Turing Lecture, we hosted a FlashBoF on "DSL's in Visual Studio". Stuart answered a bunch of questions and gave a much more detailed demonstration of the new DSL Toolkit than we could show during the keynote. Here's what I learned...
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    OOPSLA Day 1

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    This morning was Rick Rashid's keynote with " the big announcement ": a framework and tools for developing Domain Specific Languages in VSTS. Essentially, this is a toolkit for building your own modeling tools on top of the infrastructure that powers...
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    OOPSLA Welcome Reception

    I called it an early night yesterday (which explains why I'm blogging this today instead of last night) but I did go to the OOPSLA welcome reception. Ran into Martin again who pointed me in Gregor's direction. Gregor presented at TechEd last year and...
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    OOPSLA Day 0

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    Day 0 is almost done. Like yesterday, it's been quiet, but the foot traffic by the booth is improving. I missed the afternoon of the DSL Tutorial tracking down a shipment of JOURNALs that we are handing out at the conference. Martin Fowler stopped by...
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    By Request: My Response To Booch's Doubts

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    Mac asked me to respond to Booch's doubts about DSLs in his blog. This is at least the second time Booch expressed his skepticism about DSLs, having also done so back in May. The upshot of Booch's argument is that the semantics across all stakeholder...
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    OOPSLA DSL Tutorial

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    I'm sitting in the back of the room listening to Jack present the Factories overview for the DSL Tutorial . I've seen most of the content for this session before, but not brought together like this. Currently, he's talking about mapping business capabilities...
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    OOPSLA Day -1

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    When I blogged TechEd, I started on Day Zero, the day before TechEd officially opened. At TechEd, that day is used for preconfernce sessions as well as other meetings. At OOPSLA, there are two days of preconfernces - I arrived today but the conference...
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    Two Down, One To Go

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    It's been quiet around here as the last three weeks of October are insane for me this year. Two weeks ago was Strategic Architect Forum as well as the second face-to-face meeting of the Microsoft Architecture Advisory Board this year (the first was reported...
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    Keith with an OOPSLA Preview

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    Keith is getting ready for OOPSLA: In the day-long tutorial that runs on Monday 25 th ( T40 : Using Domain Specific Languages, Patterns, Frameworks and Tools to Assemble Applications ) we plan to use a large proportion of the time to walk through...
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    More Architect Bloggers

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    Two new architect bloggers to note. Jim Clark is a business architect on the Architecture Strategy Team. Jim spends a lot of time with what he calls "Red River" - identification and definition of business architectures, ontologies and environments that...
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    SAF Day 2

    I sat through four session yesterday - two keynotes and two informational presentations. My favorite of the four was the session on Business Architecture by Jack Calhoun, CEO of Accelare . I can't summarize it effectively, so I won't try. However, one...
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    Architect MVPs

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    In addition to event activities, we also take advantage of SAF to have side meetings with customers. Yesterday, I spent an hour discussing software factories and high-performance computing with Simon Cox from the University of Southampton. Simon is one...
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    Strategic Architect Forum IV

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    This week is Strategic Architect Forum IV where we are bring over 200 top strategic architects from around the world to Redmond for a series of presentations and breakout discussions. Norman Judah , CTO of MSFT Services, is doing the opening keynote....
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    Good IASA Meeting

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    Last night's IASA meeting went very well. I always take it as a good sign when community get-togethers end because building security kicks you out 45 minutes after you were supposed to be done. About 25 people showed up and were treated to food, free...
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