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Design Guidelines, Managed code and the .NET Framework

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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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    Getting Ready for Mix09

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    What were you planning to do March 18-20th? If it does not have to do with Vegas and the Web, it might be time to think again! Mix09 is going to rock ... I have had a chance to look at some of the sessions that are in the works (some of them haven't made...
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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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    Resolution Randomizer

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    I have always found it is hard to make meaningful New Year's Resolutions. Lucky for me, I ran across this cool Silverlight Application that helps you find a truly meaningful resolution... if you don't like the one you get, just click "Randomize" and try...
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    Silverlight 2 DataGrid December 2008 Release

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    We are very happy to get out a bug-fix release of the Silverlight 2 DataGrid. It should be very easy to simply drop this into your project and the get the benefits of a bunch of bug fixes.. This updated DataGrid contains almost 30 fixes to the top issues...
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    Let Silverlight Power Your Netflix Experience!

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    As I am sure you have heard, Netflix is moving over to using Silverlight for their very cool streaming video service. This is already the default experience on the mac, but if you are a PC user you need to opt in to this experience for now as they are...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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: 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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    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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    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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    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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    Repeat of the MEF talk at PDC2008

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    After the amazing great reception MEF got during ScottGu's keynote yesterday we had tons of people ask about a MEF session.  So we are VERY happy to be able to repeat Glenn's MEF session... Please come if you can. TL33-R Managed Extensibility Framework...
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    .NET Framework 4 Poster

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    We created a very cool poster that shows off the new stuff in .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 4.    Thanks to Kit George for running this effort to get a very cool view of .NET Framework 4 and for the great folks at Addison Wesley...
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