Jezz Santos

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  • Blog Post: New Software Factories Community Site

    I am a bit tardy on the blogs about this, but if you haven't heard yet - we recently opened a new site dedicated to building and sharing a community of knowledge around Software Factories. http://sf.devrevolution.com/ Huge thanks to Martin Danner who has hosted the site for us, and Edward Bakker who...
  • Blog Post: Authoring XML using DSL's

    Recently, a good colleague of mine (you know who you are Tim), asked me what steps he should take to build an XML authoring solution based upon existing XSD schemas they already have in their company. The objective was to create XML file instances (of a well known schema) to describe some business thing...
  • Blog Post: DSL Editor PowerToy - New Release

    We released the next milestone of the DSL Editor PowerToy today on CodePlex. "A means to add multiple editors to your DSL, either hosted in a tool-window, or replace the graphical designer of your DSL" The idea of this release is to provide the ability to add multiple DSL Editors to display...
  • Blog Post: Building DSL Enhancing PowerToys - Good Practices

    If you are building DSL's and you haven't heard yet, we released the Editor PowerToy last month. The current release is only a small step towards the vision we have for the PowerToy that will deliver a very powerful capability to provide additional customized views in a tool-window (for your DSL diagram...
  • Blog Post: DSL Editor PowerToy - Just Released

    You might be happy to know we have just released the first version of the ‘ DSL Editor PowerToy’ on our codeplex project! This initial release is slated as: “A means to add a DSL specific tool-window, containing a simple editor, to an existing DSL” You can download this release from the site...
  • Blog Post: DSL User Experience PowerToy!

    If you are building DSL languages today, you may have experienced at least one of the following issues when figuring out how to represent your languages' domain model on a diagram surface: Representing most of the domain classes as shapes makes the diagram really complex and cluttered, and therefore...
  • Blog Post: Multiple or Single Architectural Models/Views?

    This was to be a FAQ, but due to the fact that the practices around this are unproven yet, there is no definitive answer to this question, rather a discussion of approaches, issues, guidelines and raising general awareness. At the moment, there is quite a buzz about the correct usage of DSL's and...
  • Blog Post: Variability - What is it, and when to use it?

    'FAQ - What is a Software Factory?' described what a 'product line' is, and discussed how the variants of the product line are basically defined. In this article, we want to dig a little deeper into what is variability, and how you define your product variants. What is Variability? So, each product...
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