Jezz Santos

From Software Factories to Software Automation
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    TechEd Europe 2007

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    For those big into Software Factories in Europe - it is TechEd Developers in Barcelona again! (November 7th) There are a few sessions on factories, including ours " ARC 301 - Build Your Own Software Factory " Software factories are emerging...
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    Lest We Forget

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    Just a quick study note. Now this could be my short post I have so desperately wanted to write for sometime! It dawned on me today that we may be losing sight of the big picture here. I am picking that a great number of people are confused by all this...
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    Software Factory Verticalization (Specialization)

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    I have been meaning to write this post about software factory verticalization for some time now. I actually started this post at the start of the year, but we've been busy writing a number of MSDN white papers recently which have gotten in the way, which...
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    Design & Manufacturing

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    Just a recent observation. Agile vs. Formal processes in the context of factories - any confusion there? It's pretty much a given these days in software engineering we accept that we have been misled over the last couple of decades into believing that...
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    Factories are - 'Big In Japan'

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    Edward and I have just finished delivering another TechEd, in Japan this time, on 'Building Your Own Software Factory'. It has been a very good trip with certainly some interesting experiences. It's the first time we have delivered this session with live...
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    Moving Right Along

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    We said it a while back at the start of the year, odd calendar years always bring good change for me, and this one could not be better. I've accepted the offer to move to the US to be the Microsoft principal lead on a very significant software factories...
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    Virtual TechEd Fish Bowl

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    Whilst at TechEd US in Orlando, we set up a little fun with Martin Danner in a 'Virtual TechEd' interview. The videos for these interviews have now been released, you can catch our one here called: 'Build Your own Software Factory' Thanks to Martin for...
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    TechEd Japan

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    If you are in Japan on 21st-24th August this year, drop by TechEd in Yokohama to see us ( Edward and myself) present our session 'Build Your Own Software Factory'. This will be a repeat of the same titled session we delivered in Orlando in July.
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    Authoring XML using DSL's

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    Recently, a good colleague of mine (you know who you are Tim), asked me what steps he should take to build an XML authoring solution based upon existing XSD schemas they already have in their company. The objective was to create XML file instances (of...
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    Toy Aircraft, Motorbikes & Software Factories

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    Recently, I did an interview about factories for an online magazine (InfoQ) who were asking me to explain what factories were all about. (Here I am thinking everyone knew already!) To help explain building them I wanted to use a practical analogy....
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    TechEd 2007 Factories Summary

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    We hope, for all those who attended TechEd in Orlando this year that you enjoyed it, and we hope it was a success for those learning more about Software Factories. It was certainly fun talking with many folk about where we are at now and where it's going...
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    On Software Factories

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    They just published an interview I recently did about software factories on InfoQ magazine - Article link... Hopefully you will find some entertaining and useful explanations for understanding factories, DSL's and the like, especially if you come from...
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    Re: Breaking the Cycle of Failed Development Projects

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    Tom is back in the field again after an honourable stint at patterns & practices, and asks in his post “Breaking the Cycle of Failed Development Projects” , “....While it is strange going back to the world of consulting, I'm sure my tenure with the...
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    TechEd2007 Software Factories

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    Just under a week to go before TechEd in Orlando, Florida. This year, Software Factories has quite a bit of representation and coverage as this space lifts off. The timing for the factories sessions is a little spaced out, not sure if this was by design...
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    DSL Editor PowerToy - New Release

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    We released the next milestone of the DSL Editor PowerToy today on CodePlex. "A means to add multiple editors to your DSL, either hosted in a tool-window, or replace the graphical designer of your DSL" The idea of this release is to provide the...
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    What is it with the Netherlands?

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    What is it with the Netherlands?, that just about everyone I know in the software factories domain in Europe (excluding all Microsoft folks) comes from the sunny Netherlands! I am amazed - and a little envious, to be fair! I have to give the guys credit...
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    Building DSL Enhancing PowerToys - Good Practices

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    If you are building DSL's and you haven't heard yet, we released the Editor PowerToy last month. The current release is only a small step towards the vision we have for the PowerToy that will deliver a very powerful capability to provide additional customized...
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    DSL Editor PowerToy - Just Released

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    You might be happy to know we have just released the first version of the ‘ DSL Editor PowerToy’ on our codeplex project! This initial release is slated as: “A means to add a DSL specific tool-window, containing a simple editor, to an existing...
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    Building Software Factories - Factories 201

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    Factories 201 Series - Building Software Factories What are they (concretely)? (Edward) When would you build one? (Jezz) What do I tell my Manager? (Edward) How long will it take? (Jezz) What would you build? (Jezz) With what would...
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    DSL User Experience PowerToy!

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    If you are building DSL languages today, you may have experienced at least one of the following issues when figuring out how to represent your languages' domain model on a diagram surface: Representing most of the domain classes as shapes makes...
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    Factories 201 – What are the challenges?

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    Previous posts in the Factory 201 series: What are they (concretely)? (Edward) When would you build one? (Jezz) What do I tell my Manager? (Edward) How long will it take? (Jezz) What would you build? (Jezz) With what would you build it? (Edward) How would...
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    Factories 201- How would you build it?

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    Previous posts in the Factory 201 series: What are they (concretely)? (Edward) When would you build one? (Jezz) What do I tell my Manager? (Edward) How long will it take? (Jezz) What would you build? (Jezz) With what would you build it? (Edward) Now that...
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    Factories 201 - What would you build?

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    Previous posts in the Factory 201 series: What are they (concretely)? (Edward) When would you build one? (Jezz) What do I tell my Manager? (Edward) How long will it take? (Jezz) We have seen what a factory is in concrete terms, we have seen what conditions...
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    Factories 201 - How long will it take?

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    Previous posts in the Factory 201 series: What are they (concretely)? (Edward) When would you build one? (Jezz) What do I tell my Manager? (Edward) In the previous posts we have set a good context for embarking on software factory development. Much of...
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    Factories 201 - When would you build one?

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    Read this post to find out what the context for these 'Factories 201' posts is. Following on from Edward's post "Factories 201 - What are they (concretely)?", I am going to contribute what I think is the next question in the logical sequence hopefully...
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