Erich Gamma er að ganga til liðs við Visual Studio teymið en hann var annar höfunda bókarinnar Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Hann hefur verið einn af yfir verkfræðingunum sem hafa stýrt þróun á Java Eclipse þróunartólinu.
“Erich has a passion for shipping high quality, elegant software, something he shared with the community as co-author of Design Patterns. He has always had a passion for building tools to make development more productive and pleasant. Together with Kent Beck he developed the JUnit unit test framework. He was one of the key technical leads of the Eclipse project and he has lead the Eclipse Java Development tools.” Sagði Jason Sander, Corporate VP fyrir Visual Studio.