Microsoft unveiled the building blocks of their “OSLO” vision during the PDC event in Los Angeles in October. As key part the Oslo tools is a language for modeling textual DSLs. This article is an attempt to try and use the language to write our own language definition.
Mike Snell and Lars Powers tackle developer productivity with their recent book titled Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed by Sams Publishing. Included is a sample chapter for download, Chapter 10 on Debugging.
In this article, Boris Lublinsky explains the design and implementation of a service registry that decouples service consumers and providers in a .NET-based SOA environment. The registry endpoint addresses and binding types, and additional configuration parameters, for example send/receive timeouts, message sizes, at runtime.
IronRuby, announced by Scott Guthrie at MIX07 last April and in development since then, is set to be released the second half of this year. Find out how the team is doing and when we will see it. 5
Cory Foy walks through the process to implement Test Driven Development for business logic implemented in the database. 4
InfoQ has reviewed William Vaughn's Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server. Also included is a sample chapter.
InfoQ had a chance to talk to Jezz Santos, creator of the EFx Architectural-Guidance Software Factory. We questioned him on his view of the Microsoft Software Factory Initiative.
How Safeco used SOA, SCA, BPEL, composite application approaches for legacy reuse, modifiability, Java and .NET interop & delivering a complex 5 system integration w/a small team in < 8 weeks. 2
Ted Neward talks about various extensibility options in MS Office and how they can be used to build Rich Office client applications over Java backends.
InfoQ had a chance to talk to WS-* expert and WSO2 CEO Sanjiva Weerawarana about Web services standards, Microsoft's role, and the ongoing REST vs. SOAP/WS-* debate. 39