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    Video Posted for Belgium Visual Studio User’s Group: 10 Years of Framework Design Guidelines

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    As a nice follow up from my Belgium Visual Studio User’s Group: 10 Years of Framework Design Guidelines talk, I saw that they just posted the video (slides+audio).   Enjoy!   Oh, and i must include the shameless plug…  Framework Design...
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    Belgium Visual Studio User’s Group: 10 Years of Framework Design Guidelines

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    I had a great time at the the Belgium Visual Studio User’s Group meeting.  The turn out was excellent.  Thanks especially to Gill Cleeren   and Pieter Gheysens for hosting it.  Gill asked me to talk about Framework Design Guidelines...
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    Framework Design Guidelines Book: Extra Content from the DVD Posted

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    A few weeks ago a reader wrote in to tell me that they bought the Kindle version of the Framework Design Guidelines and was disappointed to not receive the DVD.  Well, I was of course immediately jealous because I don’t have a kindle , but when I...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: the System.* namespace

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    Today we have a guest post from Kit George who is the keeper of much of our internal Framework Design Guidelines.  This is the stuff that Krys and I based a the book on.  I asked Kit to post this internal information so you can get a feeling...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: LINQ Support

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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 LINQ section of Chapter 9: Common Design Patterns. Supporting LINQ through IEnumerable<T>...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Dependency Properties

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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 Dependency Properties section of Chapter 9: Common Design Patterns. Phil offers some great...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Factored Types

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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 Factored Types section of Chapter 9: Common Design Patterns. Phil offers some great additions...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: System.DBNull

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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 Nullable<T> section of Chapter 8: Usage Guidelines. Pablo helps us out with some...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Overriding Object.ToString()

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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 Object.ToString section of Chapter 8: Usage Guidelines. Christophe provides some great...
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    .NET Fireside Chats - Brad Abrams and Krzysztof Cwalina

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    The .NET Zone just published an interview with Kry and me. Check it out: .NET Fireside Chats - Brad Abrams and Krzysztof Cwalina You can learn some interesting stuff about what lead to writing the first edition of the book, what a 'Framework' is...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Avoiding custom delegates

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    Continuing in our weekly blog post series that highlights a few of the new additions to the Framework Design Guidelines 2nd edition .. This content is found in the Events and Callbacks section of Chapter 6: Designing for Extensibility. I am impressed...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Sealed Classes

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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 Extensibility Mechanisms section of Chapter 6: Designing for Extensibility. It is interesting...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Extension Methods

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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 Extension Methods section of Chapter 5: Member Design. One of the major new features we...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: An appeal for consistency

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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 Names of Classes, Structs, and Interfaces section of Chapter 3: Naming Guidelines. Even...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Naming New Versions of Existing APIs

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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 Naming New Versions of Existing APIs of Chapter 3: Naming Guidelines. Incrementally evolving...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Avoiding Abstractions

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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 Principle of Self-Documenting Object Models section of Chapter 2: Framework Design Fundamentals...
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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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    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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    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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    Framework Design Guidelines Video from PDC2008 Talk Posted

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    The great folks that work tirelessly behind the scenes here at the PDC have already gotten the Framework Design Guidelines Video posted . http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/PC58/ Enjoy!
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    Framework Design Guidelines slides from PDC2008 Talk

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    Yesterday, Krys and I did a talk on Framework Design Guidelines and how they changed from when we started in 1998 to now in 2008.  They should have the video of the talk up soon, I will post a link when it comes up... in the meantime, check out the...
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    Framework Design Guidelines Talk @ PDC2008

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    I am very excited to be giving a Framework Design Guidelines talk at the PDC this year.  Krzysztof and I think of this as our "victory lap" for publishing the Framework Design Guidelines 2nd Edition .   As we were talking about...
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