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November, 2008

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    What Does that .NET Namespace Mean: System.* and Microsoft.*

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    I need your feedback... I am chatting with some co-workers about the perception of in the .NET Community of what the System.* and Microsoft.* namespaces mean.    So I had the crazy idea of just asking you!   For this exercise...
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    Need Windows Mobile Phone Recommendation

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    I am ready to replace my several year old Verizon XV6700… The 2 nd replacement battery is not keeping me through the day any more, it is way too heavy and my colleagues pick on my for using such old technology ;-) I have a pretty good deal with...
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    Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) Demo

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    The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) is a new feature of .NET 4 (and will work on 3.5 as well) that makes it significantly easier to extend applications and generally support application composition patterns.  What does that really mean? ...
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    Book Plug: Silverlight 2 Unleashed

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    I was very honored when Laurent Bugnion asked me to write the foreword for Silverlight 2 Unleashed .  Laurent has long been a very active member of the Silverlight (and general .NET) community.    He is plugged in and deeply understands...
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    Book Plug: The C# Programming Language (3rd Edition)

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    At PDC2008, we shipped the third edition of the C# Language specification ...  If you are a language-lawyer type or just like to know exactly how the latest version of the language works, this book is for you!  In this addition, we tried something...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Supporting Experimentation

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    Continuing in our weekly blog post series that highlights a few of the new additions to the Framework Design Guidelines 2 nd edition .. This content is found in the Framework Design Principles section of Chapter 2: Framework Design Fundamentals. I love...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Scenario Driven Framework Design

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    Ccontinuing in our weekly blog post series that highlights a few of the new additions to the Framework Design Guidelines 2 nd edition .. This annotation is found in Chapter 2: Framework Design Fundamentals. Joe and Chris nail the core things. JOE DUFFY...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Testable Frameworks

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    I thought I do a weekly blog post series that highlights a few of the new additions to the Framework Design Guidelines 2 nd edition .. The first is around writing testable frameworks it is found in Chapter 1: Introduction. Phil brings his real world experience...
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    Cohesion And Coupling

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    On the plane ride back from the PDC, I had a chance to read Jeremy Miller's excellent article in the October issue of MSDN magazine.    Cohesion And Coupling   While there is nothing earth-shatteringly new in here, Jeremy does a great job...
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    10 Years of Framework Design Guidelines (video)

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    Krzysztof Cwalina and I had a chance to sit down and chat with informIT just before the PDC to talk about how the design guidelines have evolved over the last 10 years.    The latest version of the guidelines have just been published as...
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    MEF Preview 3 Shipped!

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    I am pretty excited to see MEF preview 3 ship on codeplex today! Please check out Glenn's post for all the details... This is a release where we really focused on getting in your feedback... We are 100% MSPL, we are shipping our own unit tests, we have...
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    dnrTV Does MEF!

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    Glenn Block recently did a great screen cast on the Managed Extensibility Framework: Show #130 | 11/26/2008 Glenn Block on MEF, the Managed Extensibility Framework Glenn Block shows you how to use MEF to allow a plugin architecture in your .NET...
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    Best Practices for Wrapping Native Code

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    At our talk on Framework Design Guidelines at the PDC , Krzysztof and I were asked about resources for wrapping a native code library in a nice managed code framework.  This is an extremely common pattern.  Organizations frequently have large...
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