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    Code Generators: when can you live with them?

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    Tom Hollander just posted a note Code Generators: Can't live with them, can't live without them . His question is really about the ROI on developing code generators. Most of the comments, however, are about the specific case he is trying to address with...
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    Inputs to Web Service Software Factory: Take 2

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    After my post " Web Service Software Factory; the Modeling Edition " Jason Hogg reminded me that I missed two significant inputs: EDRA and Web Service Security Patterns . I have added them to the top of the diagram below. EDRA, which stands...
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    Application Management, Here I Come

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    After almost 5 years in patterns & practices, after participating in building EDRA, architecting GAX, working on three software factories, helping define the software factory platform, working on pattern languages, and doing other tings, I am moving...
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    Web Service Software Factory; the Modeling Edition

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    Last week we (the Microsoft patterns & practices team ) released the Web Service Software Factory (or WSSF), the Modeling Edition ( WSSF MD ). When I looked back I realized that this factory is a cumulative result of an interesting chain of developments...
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    Patterns vs. Tooling

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    At the p&p Summit last week Jason ( The Hogg Blog ), Ade ( #2872 ), Dragos ( Dragos Manolescu's blog ) and I staged a discussion that was designed to polarize and divide the audience along "patterns vs. tools" line. Jason describes the event ( The...
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    I have been tegged

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    I have been “tagged” by Jezz Santos , Daniel Cazzulino and J.D. Meier . There aren’t that many things about me that are either interesting or worth knowing J . So after searching my memory banks for a while, here are a few possible candidates 1. I...
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    The First Three Software Factories From p&p

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    You may have noticed that in the span on one month the patterns&practices group ( p&p ) released three software factories. The first out was the Smart Client Software Factory ( SCSF ). It is a factory for developing WinForm-based, composable...
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    New Version of GAX

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    It has been a while since I posted a message, but this occasion is hard to pass; we will be releasing a new version of GAX. Since the last release in December we have been using GAX and GAT extensively on a number of projects including the Smart...
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    Recipes Are Not Wizards

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    I was helping another friend design a guidance package, and I realized that he was thinking about recipes as wizards. This is not such a good idea, and may lead to misusing GAT. Recipes are simple animals; they get information from the user and...
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    Nothing Shows Up Without a Reference

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    I was helping Eugenio write his first guidance package. He asked me to show him a few things "so he did not have to read the documentation" J . He created a project template by copying one of the existing ones, rebuilt the guidance package solution (which...
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    A Short History of the GAT Project

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    I though you might be interested in how it happened that PAG developed a VS extensibility mechanism. So here is a short, unedited, history of the project. The history starts before I joined PAG two years ago. When I came onboard Scott Densmore ...
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    Introduction

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    I am a Software Architect in the PAG (Platform Architecture Guidance) group, which is behind most of the developer and architect content posted on the Microsoft patterns & practices site. If you ever need to say my names, here is a few helpfull phonetic...
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