Oslo, D and the PDC

There’s an article up at eweek about Oslo, the new initiative by Microsoft in create the tools and a language that’s more accessible to more people than just official developers. You’re supposed to create data and models to build an application, something where the business analyst can already do a lot of work, where he now transfers a large document over to the development team.

I’m really interested in hearing more about Oslo at the PDC next month, and Erwyn van der Meer keeps triggering me and others by telling (over chat and blogs) that we’ll like what we’re going to see at the PDC. I’ve already heard some stuff and I can’t wait.

I’m really curious however that if they’re going to make it more accessible to non-developers, how are ‘real’ developers going to like it. As far as I understand the new language ‘D’ is for those developers but how about the modeling tools? From day one that I got into computers people have told me that in the future you’d just put some blocks together, tweak a bit here and there in configuration and you’ll have some application. While that might sound interesting to a lot of people, I got into programming when I was 10 years old and haven’t stopped coding since. I do my work because I love coding. Will Oslo and ‘D’ change this?

We’ll see. According to the site, 47 days, 3 hours and 11 minutes to go. 🙂