Giles Davies and Richard Erwin explain how to work in a mixed development environment containing .NET and Java projects by using Team Foundation Server to manage the process, source code, versioning, tracking, building, and reporting and using Visual Studio and Eclipse as IDEs.
Amanda Laucher talks about Oslo and its tools, Intellipad, M.exe – the M Compiler, MB.exe – MGrammar Compiler, and how they can be used to create a DSL. She demonstrates the creation of a demo DSL in Oslo.
In one of the most entertaining presentations on the topic ever, Dr. Jim Webber debunks myths about the mainstream ESB concept and explains how a lightweight approach can yield real benefits without giving in to vendor pressure. Jim claims that an ESB often ends up being just a thin veneer on an existing mess, and how an approach that doesn't put intelligence into the network is superior.
The goal of VSTS is to provide a tool that is not prescriptive and highly customizable for managing the software development process. Kevin Jones provides a soup to nuts framework for utilizing VSTS to support a development team and build better applications. He covers project management, source code control, class designers and various designers available to software architects.
In this decidedly non-marketing presentation, Microsoft Architect Beat Schwegler shows how service-orientation affects system architecture. He introduces the notion of a service model as a mediator between the business and technology models, and explains how a migration towards such an architecture could occur through a step-by-step architectural refactoring.
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