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

    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 Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for...
  • Blog Post: Belgium Visual Studio User’s Group: 10 Years of Framework Design Guidelines

    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 – I subject near and dear to my heart.  ...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines Book: Extra Content from the DVD Posted

    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 got over that, I ask the our excellent publishers...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: the System.* namespace

    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 for what our guidelines are and why…. and so you...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: LINQ Support

    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> DO implement IEnumerable<T> to enable...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: Dependency Properties

    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 additions to the base pattern. The following...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: Factored Types

    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 to the base pattern. PHIL HAACK Since Factored...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: System.DBNull

    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 subtle details that might really come in handy. AVOID...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: Overriding Object.ToString()

    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 implementation tips for these guidelines. DO try...
  • Blog Post: .NET Fireside Chats - Brad Abrams and Krzysztof Cwalina

    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 and what the hardest framework design problems are...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: Avoiding custom delegates

    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 by how simple new additions to the BCL can have such...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: Sealed Classes

    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 to watch as new development methodologies...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: Extension Methods

    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 added to the Framework recently is extension methods...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: An appeal for consistency

    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 in the .NET Framework we don’t always apply...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: Naming New Versions of Existing APIs

    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 an existing, popular API is very hard. My main...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: Avoiding Abstractions

    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. I love the war-stories that our annotators...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: Supporting Experimentation

    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 the history and real world color Chris brings to...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: Scenario Driven Framework Design

    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 As software developers, we enjoy creating fun and...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines: Testable Frameworks

    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 building ASP.NET MVC to the table with this...
  • Blog Post: Cohesion And Coupling

    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 of explaining these core concepts.  ...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices for Wrapping Native Code

    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 "heritage" investments in C\C++\COM code...
  • Blog Post: 10 Years of Framework Design Guidelines (video)

    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 the Framework Design Guidelines 2nd Edition . ...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines Video from PDC2008 Talk Posted

    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!
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines slides from PDC2008 Talk

    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 slides on SlideShare ...  Or just grab the...
  • Blog Post: Framework Design Guidelines Talk @ PDC2008

    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 what to cover in this talk, Krys and I realized...
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