Sunday, November 8, 2009

moved to

I forgot to mention it on this old blog until somebody from Microsoft mentioned it to me.

My blog moved a while ago to a new location

So delete this one from your memory and move on to my other blog for more posts from me.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

VSX Conference + Release FX 1.6

Due a tight release plan of our new framework (FX 1.6) I didn't had the time to post on this blog. The first version was released on 12 september.
The day after I left for the Microsoft VSX Conference and VSIP partner days on the Microsoft campus at Redmond (with a bad cold). More about this adventure later on.

Next week I've planned for myself a hack week so i can play with a lot of ideas I got during the development of the framework and during my stay in Redmond. So probably I will post a lot of my findings on my blog.

Stay tuned for more!

Monday, July 7, 2008

How to add a menuitem to your dsl diagram

On the codegeneration conference in one of the BOF sessions somebody (I forgot his name, Swedish guy working at Sony Ericson) had a problem to add a menuitem to his diagram.
In the past I always added my menuitem through the guidance package that was using my dsl. I was playing with the idea to keep everything separated and not integrate everything in our guidance package. So I was afraid I had to deal with same problem the other had.

This is the result of my research:

In the book of Steve Cook and co there was a chapter that explained it perfectly, but that was for the system used in VS2005.
So I had to look a little bit further and found what I was looking for in the sample database enclosed with VS2008 SDK. It is a good start but didn't gave me everything what I needed. I found on the MSDN Code Gallery in the Menu Commands Reference Deep Dive document.
It gave me the overall idea how to do it and after several hours I had my solution.

If anyone wants to have the code how to do it exactly, leave a comment on this post and I post it ASAP (I am still struggling to post samples without tweaking my post for more then an hour to post it in a proper format).

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Fowler working on a dsl book

I just found out that Martin Fowler is working on a dsl book.
(Hopefully Martin will give a presentation on the codegeneration conference next year).

It is still a work in progress. You can find more information over here.

What I understand is that it will be more of a general approach in a "duplex" form.

I am looking forward too read it and hopefully I learn something of it, like all his previous books I bought.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Codegeneration 2008, Cambridge UK

I am back from the Codegeneration 2008 conference in Cambridge UK.
It was an awesome experience in a beautiful environment. I met a lot of interesting people and wrote half a notebook with ideas, topics and experiences that I can use in my daily work.

I will post more of it later on (with photos), but first I need to struggle through all the mails and requests they throw on my desk. (Next time I have to disappear for a few days after the conference, to handle all the stuff I got from the conference).

Start of the blog

I've started this blog because of a request from somebody I met at the Codegeneration 2008 conference in Cambridge, UK.
I will use this Blog mostly to share my experiences and ideas with the Dsl Tools that are packed in the Visual Studio SDK.

I am working on a new framework for a client where I am contracted.
The new framework I am building is based on the Service Factory of the Microsoft P&P team.
I have a tight schedule but when I can I will post (I will certainly use it myself as a reference).

Feel free to comment on anything I post. The comments are moderated to keep it clean and well-organized.