Taking off for the PDC and an eleven hour Flight :-S

I’m not a conference blogger, so no updates about sessions, and I don’t like flying, but that’s a different story… I will be staying in the Cecil Hotel downtown LA, with some interesting reviews on tripadvisor.com…  “Do Not Stay Here Under Any Circumstance.”, “Un Professional People Trying To Look Busy/Working”, “Horrible experience”. But, it’s cheap and  they are more than a year old so hopefully the hotel improved or the writers had a bad day… anyway, it’s warm and sunny in LA.  I will be at  http://pdc08.partywithpalermo.com/ Sunday evening and when that party takes to long, I still can watch the keynotes in bed –> Watch PDC08 Keynotes Online [probably I’m awake... [More]

Oslo’s place in the modeling world…

A lot of news-sites published yesterday an article around Oslo … probably there was a journalist event in Redmond ;-) A short summary: Codename ‘D’ is rename to ‘M’ --- creating textual DSL’s. [inside Visual Studio] There is a Software Modeling Tool called ‘Quadrant’ --- author models visually [outside Visual Studio]. The models can be executed directly on the platform --- work with multiple runtimes. Model repository, model transformation --- [SQL Server] Not in place yet models for ‘non-functional requirements’ like security, performance, operations, etc etc. The modeling world – Models in the Application Lifecycle I often use these images [below] to organize t... [More]

Trends in Software Modeling webcast

As you can see in this post I did worked sometimes during my vacation… and one of the things I did was the recording of this webcast. Learn more about modeling by watching the Trends in Software Modeling [wmv, download] webcast featuring Jeffrey Hammond (Forrester Research), Cameron Skinner (Microsoft, Visual Studio Team System), and Clemens Reijnen (Sogeti). The complete story can be found on MSDN “Visual Studio Team System 2010 Overview”… The recording wasn’t with any stress for me, My cell phone didn't had a network connection on the only location with internet access … arrrghhhh so, finally ... [More]

Visual Studio 2010 [formerly known as Rosario] Video’s

A lot of video’s on Channel 9 about VS2010 and a nice thing… they us the newest bits for it. So, watching them give a nice insight in where Rosario is going. Architecture Day (Tuesday, September 30th): - Cameron Skinner: Visual Studio Team System 2010 – Architecture - "Top-down" design with Visual Studio Team System 2010 This one is really nice, Mark guides the viewer to the creation of the demo project ‘DinnerNow’ with the us of the UML diagrams. As you can see there is a new Model Explorer [upper left corner] and what you don’t see there is also a model project type added to Visual Studio… and a lot more new things. Drag and Drop from the model explorer..!... [More]

IASA Free Virtual Event - Global Certification Summit

Next Event: "Global Certification Summit - Meet the Leaders" - A Virtual Meeting Date: Oct 9th, 2008 - 9am-10:30pm CST (GMT-6) Architects love to talk about certification. What certifications they need and what certifications they want. But mostly they like to know exactly what certifications are available and how they relate to their career. They want to know what certification is based on, where it came from, who it is for, and how much it costs. They are interested in whether it tests experience, knowledge or both. Well now you can find out about the top certifications in the industry straight from the providers. The IASA is proud to be hosting t... [More]