Jezz Santos

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  • Blog Post: EFx Factory Futures

    Well, its time to (officially) announce the end of further development of the EFx Factory prototype! and open a new chapter on software factories for our customers. [In actual fact, not really hot-off-the-press news, this post has been pending getting published for some months now.] The pioneering...
  • Blog Post: FAQ - How does EFx Factory differ from the Web Service Factory?

    Naturally, I get asked this all the time. What are the differences between the 'EFx Factory' and software factories such as the 'Web Service Software Factory' from patterns & practices? [Now, I do need to say this, I do work closely with the patterns & practices teams who built Service Factory...
  • Blog Post: FAQ - Isn't that MDA?

    Considering the EFx Factory and its core composability features with extensible technology-independent models, a few astute people soon get around to asking the following question: Isn't the EFx Factory just another implementation of MDA? Backgrounder Model Driven Architecture ® (MDA) is a methodology...
  • 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: FAQ - Round-Tripping

    The first question I always get asked: Do you support round-tripping of the generated code your factory creates ? In other words, do you support a developer going into the generated code, modifying it in an arbitrary way, and then read back those code changes and their intended meanings into the models...
  • Blog Post: FPM - Case Study Part 2

    Edward and myself have made some major headway on exploring and validating some experimental tooling for the authoring factories with the 'Factory Product Model ' using the p&p Service Factory as a test case. This work is based upon learnings harvested from authoring the EFX factory itself, and...
  • Blog Post: The 'Meta-Model' and its relationship to the 'Factory Schema'

    In the previous article, I talked about the power of the factory meta-model, and why you should have one in your factory. In this article, I want to describe how the meta-model is related to the factory schema, and how that can benefit both the factory author - defining her factory, and the factory user...
  • Blog Post: The Factory 'Meta-Model'

    Hopefully in previous posts I have been able to help de-mystify what exactly the factory schema is and how you should be thinking about it. If you are still confused about how to build a factory and how to create the factory schema, you are not alone. My good friend Ed Bakker and I have been working...
  • Blog Post: The EFx Architectural Guidance Software Factory - Recently Published Article

    Just a link to the article, as it does'nt appear in the blog roll: http://blogs.msdn.com/jezzsa/articles/677177.aspx
  • Blog Post: The EFx Architectural Guidance Software Factory

    Published on MSDN here Summary The Enterprise Framework Factory (the EFx Factory) is an architectural-guidance software factory. It provides Microsoft partners with a software-factory implementation of the Microsoft Distributed Architecture for .NET Applications for building applications and services...
  • Blog Post: The Web Service Software Factory (Service BAT)

    Very recently p&p announced the 'Web Service Software Factory' (formerly the 'Service BAT') to the public community ( official announcement here ). The name is still not nailed down yet, but its drawing in close. A number of us in the community have been busy helping the p&p team refine the...
  • Blog Post: The EFx Software Factory

    Its been a while since I talked about progress on EFx and its factory. We have got to a point now where we can start to demonstrate the factory and how it operates. We still have some way to go to complete the implementation of the finer details, but a picture speaks a thousand words, so I am now in...
  • Blog Post: EFx - An Architectural Guidance Package

    Its flattering to hear from a well respected authority and author in the field of Software Factories, that EFx and its toolkit is in fact a Software Factory. Now, I don't fully understand what it means to be a whole software factory, even though I understand the initiative very well. (Yes - believe...
  • Blog Post: EFx - On the face of it

    Its a pretty exciting time at present for the future of EFx and its toolkit. We are developing a toolkit for the framework, the one piece that has been missing for some time. What's really exciting is the vision that this toolkit delivers. Its a bold one, but extremely powerful. With this toolkit...
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