Thu, Sep 15 2005 10:03 PM
Rob van der Meijden
PDC 2005 VSTS Bridging the gap
Excellent session by Jochem Seemann about DSL (Domain Specifiek languages) and the support in Visual Studio. He started with the statement: “We (MS) don’t think we can create all the designers you need. Some of them you need the buy from 3e party vendors or you can create designers yourself”. Yeah right … create yourself … if I have some time left … At this point I was a little bit skeptical about the possibilities until he showed a demo.
In his demo he created a activity designer based on the DSL tools (Beta 2 today available), customized it and used it in a project. It goes further, with the help of the DSL mapping tool you can create dependencies between the different diagrams and theoretically drill down from requirements to the actual source code. In beta2 of the DSL tool you can create/customize the use-case, activity, class diagram and simple architect designer
It seems very simple to customize an out of the box diagram for you’re project … awesome … Version 1 of DSL will be available Q1 2006, version 2 will ship the next release of VS. Ilske: start downloading beta2 for the upcoming project.
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