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Technical Debt

I’ve been doing some research on the topic of technical debt recently, and found the following great...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/12/2014

CodeLens & Code Map improvements announced at #VSConnect events

In case you missed them, there have been some new capabilities announced today in the #VSConnect...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/12/2014

Kanban, MMFs and the Goldilocks Principle

http://agileproductdesign.com/blog/2009/kanban_over_simplified.html really resonates with me. The...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 10/24/2014

Nice to tweet you

I’ve been on twitter for a while, but only recently started to use it actively. Enjoying the...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 10/24/2014

Direction and changes for Architecture and Design Tools in Visual Studio

We’ve just posted in this topic over on the VS ALM blog. Please send us your feedback. Upcoming...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 10/24/2014

CodeLens incoming changes indicator

In case you missed in my recent post about Code @ Scale, Mathew Aniyan has just blogged about the...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 03/03/2014

Code @ Scale

As customers you may not be that interested about how we are internally organized to deliver the...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 03/03/2014

Is Model Driven Development Feasible?

This is the question asked in the title of a post on our modeling and tools forum, and rather than...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 04/07/2011

Sprinkling the MEF fairy dust on DSLs

We’ve been enjoying injecting MEF extension points in our tools to make it easy for customers to...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 05/25/2010

Useful blog on VS2010 Architecture Tools

Cameron Skinner has recently been on tour in the US giving talks about the new architecture tools in...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 05/25/2010

Extending UML sequence diagrams to cover LINQ

Just catching up on blog reading and came across this post from Cameron:...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 05/25/2010

Tech Days UK videos now available

Videos of the VS2010 launch and deep dive sessions at the recent Tech Days UK event are now...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 04/27/2010

Tech Days in London

Writing this as I come back from speaking at Tech Days in London, in a series of deep dive sessions...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 04/14/2010

Interesting case study in using VS2010 architect tools

Just came across this. Check it out:...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 04/12/2010

VS2010 Visualization and Modeling SDK

It’s great to see that the RTM version of the Visualization and Modeling SDK is also available at...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 04/12/2010

Visualizing work item graphs in VS2010

In Visual Studio 2010, released today, there is a new visualization tool which, in-the-box allows...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 04/12/2010

I just came across this post from Charles Sterling with a bunch of useful links:...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 04/12/2010

What went wrong with my demo at the Architect Insight Conference

I recently gave a talk at the Microsoft Architect Insight Conference held in London recently. I gave...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 04/12/2010

Talking about architect tools at VS2010 launch

Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4.0 launches today across the world, and I have the pleasure of giving a...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 04/12/2010

Empirical assessment of the efficacy of MDE: Can you help?

I’m lending my support to a research project which is trying to assess the effectiveness of MDE. The...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/25/2009

Extending UML designers in VS2010 Beta2

As mentioned in this post, the UML designers in VS2010 Ultimate now come with a set of APIs that...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/02/2009

Jean-Marc blogs about DSL Tools in VS2010 Beta2

Back from holiday (in Cyprus, 30 degrees C, very relaxing thanks), and as I suggested might happen...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/02/2009

VS2010 Beta2 is available for download. Install Ultimate and you’ll be able to give the architecture...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 10/21/2009

Most influential paper award

Life can throw up surprises, some nasty some rather pleasant. Well this week I received an email...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 08/14/2009

Pedro on the Code Generation Conference

Pedro Molina has blogged about his experience at the code generation conference in Cambridge. Pedro...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/23/2009

So what is a DSL anyway?

The term Domain Specific Language (DSL) is a popular buzz-word at the moment. If you look at...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/23/2009

More from Code Generation 2009

Now I’m back from the conference, here’s an update on my first report. Some highlights for me during...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/23/2009

IMS Locks Sample for VS DSL Tools 2010 Beta1

I see that Jean-Marc has just posted another sample on the DSL Tools Code Gallery landing page, this...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/23/2009

News from code generation 2009

I’m at the Code Generation 2009 conference in Cambridge, which started yesterday. Numbers are a...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/17/2009

ModelBus Adapters Project Template

Jean-Marc has just posted a ModelBus Adapters project template on the Visual Studio Gallery. This...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/17/2009

DSL Tools VS2010 Beta1: ModelBus Sample

One of the most common asks from customers of the DSL Tools has been support for integrating models...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/03/2009

Much simpler deployment of DSLs in VS2010

In Visual Studio 2010 you’ll find a new extension manager that makes it much easier to package and...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 05/22/2009

Speaking at Code Generation 2009

I’m speaking at the Code Generation 2009 conference in Cambridge in June on the topic of...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 05/22/2009

T4 Roundup

Gareth has been posting a lot about T4 over the past few months. In case you missed it, here’s a...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 05/22/2009

Migrating DSLs to VS2010 Beta1

When we released DSL Tools for VS2008, the migration story from VS2005 was not great: basically we...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 05/22/2009

DSL Tools for Visual Studio 2010

It seems that my blog entries and those of some of my colleagues (Steve, Jean-Marc, Gareth) are like...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 05/22/2009

Back with Team Architect

As Cameron blogged in Visual Studio Team System 2010 Architecture: Prologue, the DSL Tools team have...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 12/03/2008

Teach yourself DSL Tools

Jean-Marc has just posted a lab on code gallery, which provides a fully worked, step-by-step example...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/10/2008

DSL Tools and Oslo

The Oslo modeling platform was announced at Microsoft's PDC and we've been asked by a number of...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/06/2008

DSL Tools in Visual Studio 2010

The first public CTP of Visual Studio 10 Anyone attending or watching the goings on at Microsoft's...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/05/2008

Chinese version of DSL Book published

Our colleagues in China have been busy translating our DSL Book into Chinese. It's taken 6 months...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 08/11/2008

VSX Developer Conference

We're holding our first Visual Studio Extensibility Developer conference in September. See...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 08/11/2008

Vs2008 version of Dsl Book Samples

We've finally converted all the samples for our book on Domain Specific Development for VS2008. They...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 07/23/2008

Agile platform development. The problem.

Classic scrum Our team uses Scrum to manage it's software development. A key tenet of Scrum is that...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/27/2008

Catching Up

So now I've found myself some time to get the blog started again with Long time no blog, UML and...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/27/2008

Long Time No Blog, UML and DSLs

Technorati Tags: DSL Tools,UML Embarrassing, but true. Last time I blogged was back in February. I'm...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/27/2008

If you're a student, get Visual Studio Pro for free

If you're a student, then Microsoft has just announced a new program called DreamSpark to get Visual...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 02/20/2008

More rapid deployment of VS extensions

Over on Deep's blog I came across the following comment to his post on Tools for Tools. I had looked...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 02/08/2008

Book on VS Extensibility

I've just seen in the VSX newsletter that there is a book on Visual Studio Extensibility soon to be...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 02/08/2008

Quan started blogging about VSX

Quan is a new (and, I should say, very productive) PM on the VS Ecosystem Team. He's now started...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 02/07/2008

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