Thursday, Afternoon
Visual Basic Design Patterns for Windows DNA using UML
Convention Ctr – 205C
Chris Armstrong, Armstrong Consulting

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 is one of the best environments for rapidly building distributed applications using Microsoft Windows Distributed interNet Applications Architecture (DNA). Windows DNA is a collection of technologies built into Windows 2000 for building and deploying Web-based applications. Using Visual Basic, effective design patterns have emerged for building flexible and well-performing distributed applications. Using COM, MTS, and SQL Server 7.0, patterns involving emissaries (using iterators and support classes) and executants (to manage transactions and invoke stored procedures) are the recommended approach for implementing business services. The speaker will present UML design patterns for modeling multi-tiered architecture applications written in Visual Basic using Windows DNA.

Presentation Format: This tutorial will be presentation based.

Attendee Background: Participants should have a general familiarity with visual modeling and the UML.

Chris Armstrong is President of Armstrong Consulting and has been teaching, mentoring, and consulting in software development processes, Requirements Management with Use Cases, and Object-Oriented Analysis and Design for many years. Chris has presented at the Rational Users Conference in 1998 and 1999 and is scheduled to present at the 2000 RUC. In addition, Chris will be presenting at UML World 2000 and the 2000 PERL developers conference. Chris has also published articles in Enterprise Development and Rose Architect magazines.

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