Layer model diagram – a new way to view and test your Application

Layer diagram sample Happy new year to all !!

First post of the year – On my “2011 year To-dos list”, I have got “Make at least one post per month”. We will see.

I already mentioned the new Layer model diagram in Visual Studio 2010 on a previous post (TechEd 2010 – Day #3). At the time I created a model diagram using one of my current projects (SteelVersion) and here is the result: (more…)

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TechEd 2010 – Day #3

Visual Studio 2010I started the day with the session presented by Peter Provost about “Architecture Discovery with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate”.

He did a demo on the dependency feature –  a great visual way to look at your code and navigate through it. The dependency file format is XML, more specifically DGML (Directed Graph Markup Language).

He went on presenting the “Layer model diagram”. I never used it before, but definitely I will. As an Architect you can now draw “boxes and lines” in a diagram that can not only be used to communicate with the team, but also use it to validate your architectural design at compilation time. (more…)

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