stuart kent's blog

Gareth is obviously settled in the US now, because he's starting to become a prolific blog poster...

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

Great posting on distributed development

One of my colleagues (thanks Blair) pointed me at this:...

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

Jobs on our team (in UK and US)

Our team is continuing to expand. We now have jobs available in both Redmond (US) and Cambridge...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 12/10/2007

Hiking in the snow

I've been visiting Redmond to work with the team over there. I stayed over the weekend and got to go...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 12/05/2007

Sample of hosting a DSL in the VS2008 isolated shell

A new sample has been published of a hosting a DSL in the VS2008 isolated shell. See...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 12/05/2007

Help with using the VS2008 Shell

Pablo has written a series of posts that should be of help to anyone thinking of hosting their...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/27/2007

Three things to know when using Visual Studio 2008 DSL Tools

In preparing for my presentation at TechEd, I got a chance to try out a couple of new things with...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/22/2007

What's new for DSL Tools in VS2008 / VS2008 SDK

VS2008 and VS2008 SDK have just shipped. The announcement about the SDK over on the VSX blog didn't...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/22/2007

DSL Tools beyond VS2008

I promised a while ago to publish a roadmap for what we're doing with DSL Tools, post VS2008. Now...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/22/2007

Other talks involving DSL Tools at TechEd Europe

Yesterday I posted about VSX talks at TechEd Europe, including one I'm giving on DSL Tools. I forgot...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 09/26/2007

Speaking at TechEd Europe in Barcelona

I'm speaking at TechEd Europe in Barcelona on DSL Tools. Go here and look me up under the list of...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 09/25/2007

What future for DSL Tools?

I've recently received a number of questions about DSL Tools, making me realize that our messaging...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 09/25/2007

Visual Studio Ecosystem team is hiring

See Gareth's post for details.

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 09/07/2007

Graphical design of cuncurrent applications

I was sent email by Alastair McKeeman from Connective Logic Systems, a UK based company. They've...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 09/07/2007

Microsoft Moves Ahead with Software Modeling

That's the title of an article in e-week reporting on an interview with Soma. Thanks to Gareth and...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 09/07/2007

Presentation from DevDays 2007 in Amsterdam now available

As mentioned in this earlier blog post:...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 08/16/2007

Talking at Dev Days in Amsterdam

I'm giving a talk on Extending Visual Studio with tools for Model Driven Development at Dev Days in...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/01/2007

Cool shapes with DSL Tools

Olaf has an interesting post on how you can use fonts as shapes in a DSL Tool using a little bit of...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/01/2007

Extending the capabilities of DSL Tools

In my most recent post, I mentioned that the DSL Editor powertoy shows how you can exploit the...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 05/22/2007

Next milestone of DSL Editor powertoy reached

Jezz has just announced the release of the next milestone in this project. To quote: <quote>We...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 05/21/2007

Steven Kelly bashing us again

I see that Steven is having another go at Microsoft's DSL Tools. Not for the first time, my...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 05/21/2007

Published at last...

Our book on DSL Tools is now available. Available at amazon and other online stores. You can also...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 05/21/2007

Orcas version of DSL Tools now available

A version of the VS SDK (download from http://www.vsipmembers.com/), which includes DSL Tools, is...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 05/01/2007

Different ways of interacting with a DSL

There's a nice post from Steven Kelly which contrasts different ways of interacting with a DSL in a...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 03/09/2007

Refresh of DSL Tools shipped in VS2005 SDK V4

Gareth has the low-down:...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 03/05/2007

DSL Tools V1 has shipped!

Yes it's true - we've shipped! The DSL Tools web pages will be updated shortly, with more details...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 09/15/2006

DSL Tools documentation now available on MSDN...

..at the link http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa396774.aspx This is actually the...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 09/11/2006

DSL Tools V1 release - latest news

Having just returned from vacation, I thought I'd update folks about the V1 release of DSL Tools....

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 08/31/2006

Storyboarding tool integrated with team system

A while back I posted about how useful I find storyboards in the specification process. Now there's...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 08/16/2006

Jos Warmer on small models

Here is a great post from Jos Warmer over on the DSL Tools forum. He makes some good arguments....

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/16/2006

New dsl definition format

Those of you who have downloaded the June CTP of DSL Tools will, by now, be aware of quite a few...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/12/2006

DLinq Designer

Goto http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/ref/linq/ and download the latest CTP of LINQ. There you'll find...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/12/2006

Sam has started blogging

Sam Guckenheimer has started blogging - http://blogs.msdn.com/sam/ Sam is the chief product planner...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/12/2006

June CTP of DSL Tools now available

I haven't written a blog entry for a while, and the reason is that I've been very busy working on...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 06/01/2006

VSTS Work Item Type designer

Darren just IM'ed me to say that he had put out his first preview of the work item type designer...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 03/21/2006

Japanese translation of Software Factories book

Another belated announcement. The Japanase translation of the Software Factories book is now...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 02/10/2006

Belated announcement of February CTP of DSL Tools

I've been so immersed in getting V1 DSL Tools out the door, that I see I haven't posted a blog entry...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 02/10/2006

Seven stages of models

There aren't really seven, but it makes for a good title (look up "seven stages shakespeare" if...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 12/22/2005

The ideal tool...

Just noticed this little nugget over on Steven's blog at MetaCase (just gloss over the blatant...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 12/22/2005

DSL tools samples download now available

Like buses, you wait a while then two come at once. That's right, just a week after we released the...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 12/13/2005

The creator of WiX blogs about the deployment feature in the new release of DSL Tools

In the latest release of DSL Tools we make use of the WiX toolset to create MSIs. Rob Mensching, the...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 12/06/2005

New release of DSL Tools available

Our next release of DSL Tools is now available. This release works with the final released version...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 12/05/2005

Automating tedious tasks (2)

In my last entry I talked about how to go about automating tedious tasks for developers. Of course,...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 12/04/2005

Automating tedious tasks

I've just added a new byline to my blog: automating tedious tasks. A complaint often levelled at...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 12/04/2005

Using VSTS with Excel for task tracking

I've had reason recently to use the task tracking features in Visual Studio Team System. We've been...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/11/2005

Writing a book

I see that Steve has let the cat of the bag - we (that is Steve, Alan, Gareth and myself) are...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/04/2005

DSL Tools with Visual Studio 2005 RTM

Now that Visual Studio 2005 has been released to manufacture (RTM), folks are asking us when to...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/02/2005

VS Team System Virtual Labs

You can now try out DSL Tools and other aspects of Visual Studio Team System, without going to the...

Author: Stuart Kent - Microsoft Date: 11/02/2005

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