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  • Blog Post: Sample Eclipse plug-in for SQL Server Modeling Services

    I have developed a sample Eclipse plug-in that uses one of the utilities in SQL Server Modeling Services (SSMoS). Yes, it is just an experiment and NOT a shipping sample or code as part of SSMoS (not yet anyways – Microsoft has an ongoing initiative to make its products more open and has shipped Eclipse...
  • Blog Post: Need feedback on repository .NET CLR/Assembly Loader

    In Nov 2009 SQL Server Modeling CTP, we have shipped two domains: Microsoft.Uml2 and System.Runtime . The domain in this CTP consists of two pieces: Model Schemas and Loader/Exporters. The model schemas are defined using code name "M" and the loaders/exporters are surfaced as executables. Our team is...
  • Blog Post: Simplify UML

    I found this interesting quote in Ivar Jacobson's blog entry " Taking the temperature of UML ". Still, UML has become complex and clumsy. For 80% of all software only 20% of UML is needed. However, it is not easy to find the subset of UML which we would call the “Essential” UML. We must make UML...
  • Blog Post: XMI as an interchange format - OMG announces model interchange working group

    My team has been building a UML XMI Loader and Exporter for a repository that's provisioned with OMG UML 2.1.2 model schema. One of the key questions that we needed to address was – what version and variant of XMI are we going to support. The May CTP bits of LoadUml.exe utility in "Oslo" work with UML...
  • Blog Post: UML Domain in Oslo

    Yes, I have been bitten with the modeling bug. It has been a challenging, yet interesting roller-coaster ride doing program management within different Oslo feature teams, particularly focusing on domains. Bill Gibson eloquently defines what it entails in building a domain over “Oslo” platform. I initially...
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