Saturday, June 28, 2008

Code Generation 2008 : more than just content

The conference is now over.

Besides the fact of being a very good conference, one the most important things is that during the conference I've met wonderful people. Not only we had a lot of fun together but also we discussed some very interest topics.

Pedro Molina , me , Alejandro Silva and Gaston Milano

It's was amazing to see how much we had in common and how much effort we had wasted trying to solve all of us the same stuff. We are working in our little isolated island without having ways to correctly shared/reuse some of the common concepts in our tools/products.

Besides there deep technical knowledge and wonderful ideas, the most important thing was that we had a lot of fun together.

Another person which I was very pleased to met from Microsoft was Jean-Marc Prieur (picture, and yes, the guy in the background is Steve Cook).

He was "extremely" helpful, always open to new ideas , listened far beyond the extend of his responsibility, stayed "after" the conference to keep listening.

Later during next week I will write down more stuff related to my point of view of some very specific stuff I've learn.

Monday, June 23, 2008

DSL : Model References (Backplane)

A couple of months ago I've wrote this MSDN Forum post where I was a little bit confused (and surprised) with the way of solving DSL Model References.

Edward Bakker finally found out that in Rosario the VSX team is actually giving a standard solution for this problem. Here is a detail BLOG entry about his findings, which I found very interesting.

What I wonder is when (and package into what product? I hope/think it should be the SDK), this improvement will be available.I've tried to google based on "Microsoft.VisualStudio.ToolIntegration.Backplane.dll" and Edward's blog was the only result.

I will try to find this information in Code Generation conference which I will be attending this week.