Pedro Silva's Blog

Development lead on Visual Studio Platform team focusing on the extensibility of Visual Studio.

June, 2005

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    Twelve Pounds Is A Lot of M&Ms

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    It's a Microsoft custom on your hire-date anniversary to provide 1 pound of M&Ms for every year that you've been with the company. Today is my anniversary. I started at Microsoft on June 21, 1993 (yeah that's right 93). A lot has changed in the last...
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    DSL Tools Chat Transcript from 5/24

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    The DSL Tools webchat transcript has been posted on MSDN. You can find it here . It contains the discussion we had with customers about DSL Tools. There were lots of questions, so maybe it will answer some of the ones you have as well...
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    .NET Class Hierarchy Posters

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    Have you ever wanted to see the high-level class diagrams of an entire .NET library? Well, here's your chance. You can even print them out poster size and wallpaper your office or cubicle with them. You can find them on MSDN .
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    Martin Fowler on DSLs and Language Workbenches

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    Martin Fowler just recently posted an article on DSLs and his concept of Language Workbenches . There is no generally accepted definition of what makes a language workbench. This isn't surprising as I've just made up the term for this article! But...
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    Binary Nail Polish

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    Here's a cool finger nail polish that let's you have binary on your nails. It actually spells out the person's name in binary. Pretty cool... [via Wil Wheaton ]
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    TechEd 2005 - Day 5

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    That's it. It's over. The attendees seem to have been beaten into submission by this morning. The accumulation of little sleep, lots of information, and another late night party with free food and beer, seem to have taken their toll. I arrived at the...
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    TechEd 2005 - Day 4

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    Well, it's becoming obvious that we're more than half way through the conference. That early enthusiasm is starting to wane. You can see people zoning and yawning and that's at 10 am. TechEd is not only a conference, it's also a marathon... What can...
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    TechEd 2005 - Day 3

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    Wednesday was an exciting day for Architect edition of Visual Studio Team System. Bill and Alex both had sessions on Application Designer and the Logical Datacenter Designer. Both seemed to go very well with standing room only for the Application Designer...
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    TechEd 2005 - Day 2

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    The big news from Paul Flessner's keynote: SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 will ship on Nov 7th. There you have it, that news speaks for itself. The cabana is an interesting experience I spent half my time lonely waiting for people to go there...
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    TechEd 2005 - Day 1

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    The first day of TechEd is always exciting. Everyone is still full of energy and ready for the Steve Ballmer keynote. The keynote went pretty well. Although Steve seemed more subdued than we've seen in the past, he gave a great talk about the future...
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    TechEd 2005 - Day 0

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    Sunday was my travel day. I left Seattle at 7:30 am on my way to Atlanta and then on to Orlando. The layover was exciting because I only had about 45 minutes between flights. It was made even more exciting because we landed 30 minutes late. After a nice...
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    See You at TechEd 2005

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    I'll be at TechEd 2005 next week working at the Architect Cabana. I'll be there talking about Visual Studio Team System in general, but the Distributed System Designers, Class Designer, and DSL Tools in particular. So, if you would like to come by and...
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