2007-12-04 - Architecture Chat Tomorrow
That's right, it's time for another Architecture chat
Some topics / announcements that have taken my eye over the last
3 weeks which might make good discussion fodder:
VS 2008 RTM released to MSDN Subscribers.
Studio 2008 SDK with the new isolated/integrated
shell support (offers some interesting opportunities for
start-ups and unique product ideas)
FX CTP released (with the associated details on the
Parallel Computing Developer Center on MSDN)
Microsoft MVC preview release slated for later
this week. The routing engine is nice.
The Silverlight version shift from 1.1 to 2.0 - all sorts of good stuff announced
(extensible control framework, 2 way data binding, and more
than one layout container for starts - Microsoft people must've
been eavesdropping on the previous architecture chats!)
initiative from Microsoft... Not so much an announcement as a
hint/warning of things to come ;o)
- The Empower
enrollment site is finally back up after being down for a
month (for any of you budding start-ups out there).
And some conversational topics related to what I've been working
Agile model driven development and
just how can you combine model driven architecture (MDA) with
test driven development and code-level refactoring.
Writing parsers using F#,
leveraging pattern matching & Active Patterns - and integrating with other languages like
Visual DSL's - the good and the bad, and at what point does it become
justifiable to roll your own for specific business needs?
email/IM me (IM details are on the left, in the "Who am I?"
See you all tomorrow!
Edit: and as a late edition, I've also had a play/look into the
very recently released Volta if anyone is interested -
if you've got the time before xmas, I'd definitely suggest doing
their quick start
tutorial - interesting.