Don Box and Doug Purdy

SE Radio 123: Microsoft OSLO with Don Box and Doug Purdy

Guests: Don Box and Doug Purdy
Host: Markus
In this episode we discuss Microsoft’s OSLO platform with Doug Purdy and Don Box. We briefly discuss what OSLO is in general and then look at the various components of OSLO. We also look at how OSLO fits in with the general Microsoft strategy and how it compares to other DSL/Model-driven approaches. We then look at language modularization and composition and discuss the similarities with XML and Smalltalk. Finally, we discuss possible integrations of OSLO with other MD* approaches and technologies.

Show Notes


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  • Hi Markus, I was wondering about a comment you made in the podcast about OMG’s QVT. Why are you “not sure of its usefulness”?

  • Yes, that is true, Markus mentioned it quite a few times before e.g. in Roundtable on MDSD. There was an episode on UML, on OCL, in some episodes he mentions and gives some hints on MDA and the only thing that is left is QVT and maybe some minor topics like SysML and/or HUTN. Will there be episodes on this?

  • Because QVT operations isn’t any better than a number of existing transformation languages, and QVT relational doesn’t have any “mainstream” implementations yet.

  • We’ll certainly do a SysML episode at some point. The textual notation for UML is probably not very useful….

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