Microsoft To Release Oslo Modeling Software Preview

by admin October 10, 2008 at 7:22 pm

Oslo will be available as an add-on to Microsoft’s Visual Studio development suite. It includes a new programming language, a visual modeling tool, and a repository for storing models in a database.

Microsoft plans to give developers their first crack at its new Oslo modeling technology later this month when it releases an early test version of the software at the company’s semiannual Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft announced Friday.

The company is calling the release a community technology preview.

Model-driven software development seeks to impose rule-based structure and workflow on applications in order to make software development more efficient and the software itself more stable and better suited to the needs of users. Oslo itself includes three pieces: a new programming language to help architects and developers describe models, a visual modeling tool, and a repository for storing different models in a database.

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