Jezz Santos

From Software Factories to Software Automation
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    Automated Code Signing

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    I’ve just finished a significant push on automating our signing process over at the NuPattern project . And the results are so good that I felt like I need to share them with others, so you can also benefit from this important process step in your software...
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    Software Development Automation Conference 2013

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    I just came across this announcement. Seems like a perfect fit for where NuPattern contributes its value. We need someone to attend or present NuPattern. On May 29th, 2013, the first Software Development Automation Conference (SDAconf) will be held in...
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    NuPattern Updated!

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    We just released our first minor update to NuPattern, version 1.3.21.0. No big deal, it just fixes some minor issues for the previous major release. However, for the first time EVER we appear in the ‘Updates’ of the Extension Manager in Visual Studio...
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    Feature Builder Power Tool Future

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    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...
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    Narrator Inquire Within

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    We have long needed a decent video screencast that helps explain what NuPattern is all about for first time visitors to the NuPattern project. Something that gives a first timer an inkling of an idea what NuPattern does. It does not have to make logical...
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    Why is NuPattern relevant to you?

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    Perhaps you blog software technology solutions, or write technical articles or presentations for your organization that are intended to document for others what you have learned about implementing the solutions that you have built. Perhaps you hope that...
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    NuPattern Released!

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    It is with great pride and some trepidation that I would like to announce the release of the first version of NuPattern (v.1.3.20.0). Go get it here I say first version version, because prior to this moment in time the product was called VSPAT, for which...
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    Microsoft contributes Feature Builder to NuPattern

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    Today, Microsoft contributed the ‘Feature Extension Runtime’ components (the engine) of the ‘ Feature Builder Power Tool ’ to the NuPattern project! This is fantastic news, and the NuPattern community is very grateful to all those at Microsoft who have...
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    Need a New Challenge

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    Bit of a shameful plug for myself, but finding work seems to be a little difficult right now. I’ve been consulting globally for Microsoft for the last 11 years and been helping software development organizations across many industries and geographies...
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    Desperately Seeking Contributions

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    As we reach the next milestone of the NuPattern project, the 1.3.20.0 release, I need to be looking to grow a new group of contributors to the project. The acceptance and adoption of the technology has evidently been very slow to date, and this is understandable...
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    NuPattern.org

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    The NuPattern project has finally claimed our own domain http://nupattern.org and secured the new project name! For now the site redirects to our project site http://nupattern.codeplex.com . But we hope in the future we can use this site host our documentation...
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    Season’s Greetings

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    In the build up to Christmas we have been busily preparing for our next release of VSPAT NuPattern. This release will not only support VS2012, (as well as VS2010 of course), but we are rebranding the name and targeting a new audience in the hope of encouraging...
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    Help Project Naming

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    We are having a great discussion over on codeplex about what name to choose for rebranding the VSPAT toolset. Please join the discussion, give your view, and who knows? perhaps you can be credited with naming the project.
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    Why Are You NOT Automating Software?

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    What kind of automation? What is built today? Why does it not work? What has been missing? Why is that so beneficial? What can do this today? We can do this today! Automated development & deployment tools? Everyone loves them - right? Certainly seasoned...
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    Software Automation and Enlightenment

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    I just left Microsoft because I hit an uncompromising roadblock in the company, in the specific group which I worked in. It was disappointing of course and liberating at the same time, but on reflection I can’t help feeling that the company is not really...
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    VSPAT Joins the Outercurve Foundation!

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    The VSPAT project just joined the Outercurve Foundation. See press release: http://www.outercurve.org/News/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/56/Outercurve-Foundation-Announces-Acceptance-of-Visual-Studio-Pattern-Automation-Toolkit What does this mean...
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    Announcing VSPAT – ‘Pattern Toolkit Builder’

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    I am very proud to announce the first public release of the ‘Pattern Toolkit Builder’ extension for Visual Studio 2010. This new toolset and approach will revolutionize the way individuals and organizations: design, build and deploy their...
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    Pattern Automation–What can I do with it?

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    I been having conversations like this a lot recently. I work amongst  a lot of IT people who have specialized themselves in developing or deploying custom solutions, be those software development solutions or infrastructure deployment solutions....
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    Pattern Automation – Some Examples

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    In the previous post I introduced this notion called Pattern Automation and outlined some of the things we expect it to deliver.  In this post I wanted to give you some concrete examples of what Pattern Automation looks like in practice, and hopefully...
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    Pattern Automation – heard of it?

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    Not a lot has changed in general with software development the last few years with respect to re-delivering proven software solutions more economically and consistently. Whilst agile and lean processes and XP practices have been monumental in given developers...
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    We're Back

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    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...
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    New Software Factories Community Site

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    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...
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    Patterns & Practices Summit 2007 (Redmond)

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    Geez, if you haven't heard next week is the patterns & practices Summit in Redmond, Washington. The agenda is packed with all good things factories, agile, frameworks, architecture etc. from some of the best in the industry. Session Agenda It's a...
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    Packaging & Building Software Factories Series

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    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...
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    Building Software Factories Series

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    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...
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