Jezz Santos

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  • Blog Post: Feature Builder Power Tool Future

    The ‘Feature Builder Power Tool’ was originally built by the Visual Studio Architecture team as a component of an overall vision to deliver software factory tooling to enterprise customers. The work started in earnest in 2008, and the FBPT project concluded within about 6-8 months. The project had a...
  • Blog Post: We're Back

    Apologies', I've been somewhat away from the blogsphere for some time, and been meaning to get back into it. Something like 'writer's block' has prevented that, so I am hoping to will that away presently. This first one 'back' has been very hard to frame, since there has been much to talk about. (I have...
  • 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: Packaging & Building Software Factories Series

    We are happy to announce our latest white papers on Software Factory implementation. There is a small mini-series on the MSDN Architecture Center called " Packaging & Building Software Factories ". There are two parts to the series: Part 1 - Packaging with Visual Studio 2005 Discusses how...
  • Blog Post: Building Software Factories Series

    MSDN has (finally) published the first part of our series on "Building Software Factories" on MSDN. Just a little worried that some of this content is now a little out of date considering we wrote it more than 6 months ago based upon our blog series Building Software Factories - Factories 201...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 2007

    For those big into Software Factories in Europe - it is TechEd Developers in Barcelona again! (November 7th) There are a few sessions on factories, including ours " ARC 301 - Build Your Own Software Factory " Software factories are emerging automation and guidance tools that address many of...
  • Blog Post: Lest We Forget

    Just a quick study note. Now this could be my short post I have so desperately wanted to write for sometime! It dawned on me today that we may be losing sight of the big picture here. I am picking that a great number of people are confused by all this DSL, GAT and Software Factory talk. What is the relationship...
  • Blog Post: Software Factory Verticalization (Specialization)

    I have been meaning to write this post about software factory verticalization for some time now. I actually started this post at the start of the year, but we've been busy writing a number of MSDN white papers recently which have gotten in the way, which in retrospect has been good because some enlightenment...
  • Blog Post: Design & Manufacturing

    Just a recent observation. Agile vs. Formal processes in the context of factories - any confusion there? It's pretty much a given these days in software engineering we accept that we have been misled over the last couple of decades into believing that software development should follow a manufacturing...
  • Blog Post: Factories are - 'Big In Japan'

    Edward and I have just finished delivering another TechEd, in Japan this time, on 'Building Your Own Software Factory'. It has been a very good trip with certainly some interesting experiences. It's the first time we have delivered this session with live translation - and everyone here is extraordinarily...
  • Blog Post: Moving Right Along

    We said it a while back at the start of the year, odd calendar years always bring good change for me, and this one could not be better. I've accepted the offer to move to the US to be the Microsoft principal lead on a very significant software factories engagement (still within Microsoft Services...
  • Blog Post: Virtual TechEd Fish Bowl

    Whilst at TechEd US in Orlando, we set up a little fun with Martin Danner in a 'Virtual TechEd' interview. The videos for these interviews have now been released, you can catch our one here called: 'Build Your own Software Factory' Thanks to Martin for hosting the interview, have to say he made it pretty...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Japan

    If you are in Japan on 21st-24th August this year, drop by TechEd in Yokohama to see us ( Edward and myself) present our session 'Build Your Own Software Factory'. This will be a repeat of the same titled session we delivered in Orlando in July.
  • 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: Toy Aircraft, Motorbikes & Software Factories

    Recently, I did an interview about factories for an online magazine (InfoQ) who were asking me to explain what factories were all about. (Here I am thinking everyone knew already!) To help explain building them I wanted to use a practical analogy. I had hoped to appeal to those of us from a hands...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2007 Factories Summary

    We hope, for all those who attended TechEd in Orlando this year that you enjoyed it, and we hope it was a success for those learning more about Software Factories. It was certainly fun talking with many folk about where we are at now and where it's going. BTW, the space shuttle Atlantis had a launch...
  • Blog Post: On Software Factories

    They just published an interview I recently did about software factories on InfoQ magazine - Article link... Hopefully you will find some entertaining and useful explanations for understanding factories, DSL's and the like, especially if you come from a practical background.
  • Blog Post: Re: Breaking the Cycle of Failed Development Projects

    Tom is back in the field again after an honourable stint at patterns & practices, and asks in his post “Breaking the Cycle of Failed Development Projects” , “....While it is strange going back to the world of consulting, I'm sure my tenure with the patterns & practices team will give me some...
  • Blog Post: TechEd2007 Software Factories

    Just under a week to go before TechEd in Orlando, Florida. This year, Software Factories has quite a bit of representation and coverage as this space lifts off. The timing for the factories sessions is a little spaced out, not sure if this was by design, but it should ensure you stay on your toes for...
  • 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: What is it with the Netherlands?

    What is it with the Netherlands?, that just about everyone I know in the software factories domain in Europe (excluding all Microsoft folks) comes from the sunny Netherlands! I am amazed - and a little envious, to be fair! I have to give the guys credit, they are all over this space, and most have...
  • 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: Building Software Factories - Factories 201

    Factories 201 Series - Building Software Factories What are they (concretely)? (Edward) When would you build one? (Jezz) What do I tell my Manager? (Edward) How long will it take? (Jezz) What would you build? (Jezz) With what would you build it? (Edward) How would you build it...
  • 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...
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