08 Jun 2007

Until now you could only use DSL Designers in Visual Studio (Professional and higher editions). This limited using DSL’s to those development team roles that are comfortable using Visual Studio (developers and architects).

However, this has now changed with the announcement of the Visual Studio 2008 Shell. Now users can use the DSL Designers that run in Visual Studio in a stand-alone shell. So now we can also use DSL designers for supporting non-technical team roles (such as business analysts) in a software factory.

This is what a stand-alone DSL can look like:

About the Author
Vincent Hoogendoorn is a hands-on software innovator / architect with 20 years of .NET experience, a Xamarin cross-platform mobile veteran and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Developer Technologies. He works at InnoWvate.NET and his areas of interest are .NET Application UI, Augmented Reality, Cross-Platform Mobile Development, Windows Azure, Solution Architecture and Software Factories.
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