Looking forward to PDC

The PDC is coming up fast!

I’m so excited about the PDC in general – but I think the most exciting part might be what’s coming as part of Oslo. Steve Martin has been talking about it among others.

If you haven’t heard, Oslo isn’t the big wave of products anymore, its been re-defined to mean just three things:

  • Oslo the language (“M”)
  • The repository (for holding models)
  • The visual editor (“Quadrant”)

All three of these are very very cool. Although I have to give the biggest cool factory to “M”, and its ability to allow textual DSLs to be built with ease

One thing I’ve been talking about for years is the benefits of modeling. But the modeling has always been visual (Orchestrations and WF). I think I’ve come to the realization (which clearly the Oslo team has as well) that visual models are useful for a certain portion of the developer population, but for the most part developers like to write code, which means text.

Whether you are coming to the PDC or not, look out for the DSL capabilities of M

7 thoughts on “Looking forward to PDC

  1. Last time I am lucky to meet you and chat with you at TechEd 2008.
    I couldnt make it for PDC.
    Looking forward for more Oslo updates from your blog….I am refreshing your RSS feed every second….

    unfortunately, the live streaming of keynote doesnt seem to be working…!!!

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