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I am proud to present the first episode of Industry Vertical the twice monthly net cast about industrializing software development with Software Factories, Guidance Automation and Domain Specific Languages at http://tinyurl.com/6gjlgl. This episode starts out with the basics of Software Factories and trys to answer the question "What is a Software Factory" ......

I just posted a new blog article about sending my daughter to college and our trip to Portland, OR at http://tinyurl.com/5vrynn



In an effort to consolidate all of my various web sites and blogs into a single location I have moved my blog to http://www.jimlavin.net/blog/

I will continue to post links to new posts for the next few months so everyone can update their links.

 

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So, I'm happily plugging along, adding the ability to import a WSDL file into one of the DSLs for a new Software Factory we're building at work. And after reading and re-reading the documentation and the DSL Book, I decide I need to call store.Dispose() in my code because I'm finished adding ModelElements to the model and I am leaving the command handler. ......

So it has been 30 days since I turned off the cable to the house and started watching nothing but technical content that I could pull from the Internet. A lot of my friends kept waiting for me to move back into my parent's basement since they felt watching so much Tech would turn me into the ultimate nerd. Luckily that did not happen, but I didn't completely ......

Sometimes when defining a property for a domain model element you may need to use a complex type that has more than one property or can't easily be displayed using a single text field or drop down in the property editor. A good example might be a class that holds a list of strings for a GUI interface or a Rich Text editor for a custom text field required ......

I've decided that there is so many new technologies coming out that I am going to spend the next 30 days watching and listening to nothing but technical podcasts and webcasts. I'm turning off the cable signal and hooking the PC to the 42 inch plasma screen in the living room and start making more productive use of my time. Instead of watching mindless ......

I just got back from attending my first Dallas VSTS User Group Meeting. Vince Blasberg gave a presentation titled "Reporting in Visual Studio Team System." He gave a great deep dive into the database architecture around TFS, the Data Warehouse and the OLAP Services. Vince also had some great tips on how custom work item field attributes can affect reporting ......

So this weekend I was catching up on some web casts and caught Mark Pesce's Keynote from ReMix08 Australia. It was basically about how the current Internet culture is hyper-connected because of social networking sites like Twitter. So, I decided to check it out and joined up. It's pretty simple, just send random posts through out the day to indicate ......

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