Stuart Kent - Building developer tools at Microsoft - @sjhkent
I can now point you at a couple of announcements about the technology I've been working on. Here's the Microsoft Press announcement:
The exciting aspect of this is that we're going to start making the technology available to the community as soon as we can. Here's the site to watch:
I'll post to my blog as soon as some content is available - should be before the end of the week.
We gave a demo of some of the technology during Rick Rashid's keynote at the OOPSLA conference. Unfortunately I expect there'll be some flak about this - watching the keynote, our demo felt a bit like a 'commercial break'. I'll respond to the flak when it arrives.
So not quite the launch I'd hoped for, but that shouldn't detract from the technology itself. Here's a quick heads up on what we've been doing:
Our first release, at the end of this week, will be a preview of the object model editor. Previews of the other components should be available by the end of the year.
Here's what Microsoft are doing at OOPSLA this year: http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/community/events/oopsla2004/
Network connections permitting, I'll be blogging for the couple of days I'm there.
OOPSLA will be an interesting experience for me this year. In the past I've attended and presented as a researcher from the academic community. I wonder if the experience will be any different now I'm on the other side of the fence. It will also be a great opportunity to meet up with old friends - especially since I was unable to make the UML conference, the first time I've missed it since its inception.
And watch out for those announcements around software factories and domain specific languages...