I’ll be doing an “Oslo” presentation tomorrow night at the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) SoCal chapter. Meeting is at Rancho Santiago Community College District, 2323 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, pizza and networking 6:30 pm. RSVP by emailing to davidw@softw.com if you plan to attend. Hope to see you there!

A Look at Microsoft’s “Oslo” Modeling Platform

Microsoft’s “Oslo” project is part of a major initiative that represents a wave of technologies aimed at making it easier to construct, deploy and manage distributed applications and services. It is an evolution of SOA technologies, encompassing Windows Communications Foundation, the next version of .NET, BizTalk Server, Windows Workflow Foundation, Visual Studio and more. Using those technologies as a starting point and building on them, Oslo introduces a modeling language, tooling and a repository that allow the creation of role-based tools that can be used throughout an application’s lifecycle.

The impact “Oslo” will have on the developer community using Microsoft tools cannot be understated. The goal of “Oslo” is to provide a 10x productivity gain by making model-driven applications mainstream with domain-specific models, languages, and tools.

In this session we will take an early look at the architecture, some of the capabilities and tools that “Oslo” provides and enables.

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