Friday, 14 November 2008

Day 5 - 13:30 : An introduction to Oslo (mostly M)

This session, run by Jon Flanders focused on the new M modelling language - specifically MSchema and MGrammar. To be honest the entire session concentrated on using MSchema to generate T-SQL to create a database which I didn't feel was a great example and certainly wasn't real world.

We already have a perfectly good textual DSL for building databases - it's called T-SQL, and just like the DSL, it can be split across multiple files, can generate data, and can be stored in source control for versioning.

I really like Jon Flanders, he's a great guy, and he did a much better job of presenting M that I ever could, but I honestly didn't enjoy this session one bit.

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