Steve Cook's WebLog

Getting .NET Framework source code in your VS2008 debugger

Shawn Burke's blog has full instructions on how to make the .NET reference source code available in...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 02/08/2008

Known issues in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0

The VSX Team Blog lists these issues, several of which affect the DSL Tools.

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 01/31/2008

Storyboard designer

The storyboard designer (http://www.codeplex.com/storyboarddesigner) is a great example of how DSL...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 12/18/2007

DSL Tools and Visual Studio eXtensibility are hiring in Cambridge and Redmond!

If you have great software development skills and want to join the Visual Studio Extensibility team,...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 12/07/2007

Your feedback needed

Aaron Ruckman is looking for feedback on your experience of installing and deploying Visual Studio.

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 12/04/2007

DSL Tools Roadmap

Stuart has blogged a roadmap of future plans for DSL Tools.

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 11/26/2007

Barcelona

Tomorrow morning I'm off to Barcelona, where TechEd is happening. I'll be there until Sunday. I...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 11/07/2007

Containment and deletion

An old chestnut came up recently: the relationship between "containment" and "cascade delete"....

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 10/06/2007

Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

See Scott Guthrie's blog. This will make things easier for .NET developers.

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 10/04/2007

Using LINQ to write constraints in OCL style v4

Based on much appreciated feedback from my earlier posts, here is my latest version. This one is...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 09/02/2007

Using LINQ to write constraints in OCL style v3

In a comment to my last post, Keith Short challenged me to write a version of this constraint with...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 08/29/2007

Using LINQ to write constraints in OCL style v2

Based on Michael Giagnocavo's feedback, here's a cleaner version of my last post. Thanks Michael....

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 08/23/2007

Using LINQ to write constraints in OCL style

I wanted to investigate using LINQ to write constraints "OCL-style". I made a "minimal language" and...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 08/23/2007

DSL Tools team joins VS Ecosystem team

I'm back from a very nice family holiday. As announced on the VSX Team Blog the DSL Tools team has...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 08/21/2007

Recording of CG2007 panel session

The recording of the panel session at the recent CG2007 conference on the topic of DSLs vs UML is...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 07/17/2007

TOOLS conference

I'll be giving a keynote at the TOOLS conference in Zurich in a few days. There's also a workshop...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 06/20/2007

New Path Editor

Nice description of the new path editor for DSL Tools on the VS Team Architect blog.

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 06/08/2007

Video of Gareth at TechEd

Gareth speaks about DSL Tools on video - with a picture of the book.

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 06/08/2007

Speeding up auto-layout

I've been trying to speed up the way that DSL Tools lays out a bunch of lines and shapes when you...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 06/07/2007

Videos about the VS 2008 Shell

There are some short video interviews about the new VS 2008 Shell at the VSX team blog. This is...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 06/07/2007

Slides from Code Generation 2007

Many of the slides from CG2007 are available here. Several of the talks are about DSL Tools: I...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 06/07/2007

The book is here!

I saw my first copy of our book on Saturday at the CodeGen 2007 conference in Cambridge - Jos Warmer...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 05/21/2007

Our book is in final production

We've finished proofreading our book and it should be available within a month.

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 05/02/2007

Software Factories book now published in Russian

Here is the Software Factories book in Russian, courtesy of the publishing group...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 03/09/2007

Controversy at Code Generation 2007

Several members of our team will be at Code Generation 2007. I'll be on a panel session on 19th May....

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 03/08/2007

Visual Studio SDK V4 and DSL Tools Update

The new version of DSL Tools is out now - see Gareth's blog for details.

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 03/06/2007

Hmmm. Tagged.

Oh. I have been tagged by Tad Anderson. I never do chain letters. But I suppose this is different....

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 03/04/2007

Visual Studio Team System Chat – This Wednesday

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 02/06/2007

100,000 software factories

There's a nice plug for our work on Soma's blog - Somasegar is the corporate vice president of...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 01/30/2007

LINQ and DSL Tools

I've been playing with DSL Tools and the LINQ preview. Apparently the LINQ preview contains an...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 01/12/2007

SoSyM Theme Issue on Metamodeling

The journal Software and Systems Modeling is having a special issue about Metamodeling. The call for...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 01/08/2007

Architecture Journal on software factories

Issue 9 has articles by Jack Greenfield, Marcel de Vries, Tom Fuller, Steve Eadie, Lewis Curtis and...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 01/03/2007

Happy New Year!

Back to work today. I spent quite a bit of time over the holidays reading through the draft of our...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 01/02/2007

Tangible Architect uses DSL Modelling

Another product based on DSL Tools can be seen at www.tangiblearchitect.com/tour

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 01/02/2007

Esoteric Programming Languages

I thoroughly enjoyed this.

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 12/05/2006

The UML Pantomime

I found the Babel Experiment described here very interesting. It claims to show that if you only...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 11/10/2006

DSL Tools V1 is available

We've released DSL Tools V1 - see http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/DSLTools/. Hardware permitting,...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 09/20/2006

A mopping up exercise

I gave a keynote talk this morning at JMLC2006 in Oxford, about Domain Specific Languages. To be...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 09/14/2006

The MSF team

David Anderson has blogged about Alan Wills moving to the MSF team. Alan has been a mainstay of the...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 09/06/2006

Visual Studio Team System Public MSDN Chat

Come and join members from the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 09/01/2006

We are still recruiting

I'm just back from a very nice family holiday in Greece, and I'm catching up. We are still looking...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 08/21/2006

We're recruiting .Net developers

Are you an outstanding .Net developer? Would you like to work in Cambridge (UK) helping us build our...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 07/12/2006

Macaw's Software Factory

At this link is an interesting article about how Macaw, a System Integrator based in the...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 06/15/2006

New version of DSL Tools now available

See the DSL Tools web page for details on the latest preview of the DSL Tools. Here's what the link...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 06/06/2006

HL7 Software Factory discussions

Over on Roy Osherove's blog there are some interesting interchanges about the HL7 software factory,...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 05/19/2006

A Software Factory for game development

André Furtado's SharpLudus is a very interesting-looking application of the DSL Tools.

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 05/13/2006

EDS article on using DSL Tools

There's a nice article on MSDN about using the DSL Tools in EDS's model-driven development approach,...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 05/12/2006

The Atlantic Microsoft DSL Tools Zoo

I'm just back from a very pleasant holiday, which partially explains my recent blogging silence. At...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 04/18/2006

Analogy between software development and manufacturing

Neil Davidson emailed me this interesting comment about my SPA talk. I fully agree with him that...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 01/19/2006

Software Factories talk

Last night I spoke at the British Computer Society Software Practice Advancement group's Cambridge...

Author: Steve Cook MSFT Date: 01/19/2006

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