Oct
30
2008
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PDC: Azure and Oslo

Lots of new stuff at the PDC that is going on right now.. but Windows Azure (‘Windows in the clouds’) & Oslo generate the most buzz in the developers community. Windows Azure is of course Microsoft’s response to the c2 and s3 engines of Amazon, Google’s AppEngine and a few others. Interesting, but it will take a few years before enterprise software will be hosted outside of a company’s premises, I suppose. Oslo looks like an interesting meta-modelling platform and with the new M language, Microsoft makes their offering of modelling tools a lot more compelling, I think. Not every DSL lends itself to graphical editing with blocks and lines.

For some more coverage of the event, have a look at born2code.net

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Oct
07
2008
0

Microsoft’s Smart Client Software Factory

What does a software developer want to know of the Smart Client Software Factory (SCSF) of Microsoft? That is the question that kept me occupied from time to time during the last couple of weeks. Not entirely unimportant, because it came to my attention that a lot has already been written about the SCSF, but these texts did not give a clear impression of it. Not with me, any way, and taking into account all the questions that are being asked about it, not with a lot of other people either. read more…

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