Don Smith

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    If you're building web apps, this will just take 2 minutes

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    ... to fill out this survey about what guidance you think is most needed when it comes to building web apps. This includes front end design and development (html, css, javascript/jquery, canvas, svg), Back end dev (asp.net mvc, dependency management...
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    Symposium give-aways

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    As someone who has spoken at quite a few events over the past 10 years, I thought I had a pretty good understanding of what goes into running a conference. With less than 2 weeks before the start of the Symposium, I can already appreciate how ignorant...
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    Symposium Agenda RC1

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    Of course when it comes to conference agendas, they're really released incrementally as the sessions happen, but we think the agenda in place now is pretty darn close. Click the image to get a better look at it. You can also see it on the Symposium...
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    Symposium Progress Report

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    We've been making some great progress on the Symposium ... so I guess you could call this a progress report. I wrote most of this up as a response to an email asking if this event was focused on ISVs and if it would be recorded. I ended up answering these...
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    Symposium planning and registration are in full swing

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    We have enjoyed the patterns & practices Summit for many years now. And each year it seems like we try something new. This year we’re combining some new ideas with a name change. And I’ve been spending a ton of time lately preparing for...
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    My App Arch deck from the China Summit

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    This is a deck I created for the China p&p Summit. I'm posting this because I spent some extra time creating each of the 5 application type diagrams (from the Application Architecture Guide ) in PowerPoint. I thought this might be useful for others...
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    Updating the factories to VS2010

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    This is just a quick post to let you know that I just posted an update over on the p&p team blog . Since this effort spans GAT/GAX and 3 factories, it makes more sense to post the updates there instead of here. Sorry for any confusion. Feel free to...
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    Data Access Guidance

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    A few of us in patterns & practices , with some help from our partners on the Data Platform team have been working on some guidance to help .NET customers build data access layers (DALs). We’ve been hearing for a while that data access on the .NET...
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    What's the deal between Devs and DBAs?

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    As part of this Data Access Guidance project I'm workin on (which I'll blog more about soon), we're having a discussion with our advisors about the contention between the influence a Developer has on an enterprise solution and the influence a DBA has...
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    EntLib is listening ... be heard now to influence the next rev

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    Grigori , the PM for Enterprise Library , just posted version 5's tentative backlog stories and is giving you the chance to influence the priority of the stories. So don't waste anymore time here, head over, get more details, and be heard .
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    On the subject of Software Factories ...

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    Overview As many of you know, the patterns & practices team has been involved in Software Factories for a number of years now. As a team who is responsible for a number of Factories and the technologies that many of them depend on (GAT/GAX), we...
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    Early Christmas: Sticky Notes

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    My good friend Pablo Galiano just let me know that Sticky Notes is ready for primetime. WooHoo! It’s not my decision, but I’m going to try to talk Mike into letting us use it on the data access guidance project I’ll be talking more about real soon. Of...
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    A Data Access Discussion at the Summit

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    I spoke this morning at the patterns & practices Summit about data access. As I described this morning, I've mostly been working in the area of Web Services for the past number of years and didn't keep up too much with the advances in data access...
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    On coupling and dependencies

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    For my whole software development career I’ve been focused on the enterprise app dev space. (I did try to join the Zune team at one point, but that’s the topic of another post ;) While some people baulk at the term “enterprise” it does actually carry...
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    Pair doc writing

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    That's write folks! (haha) Just minutes ago I heard through the wall what I've come to recognize as "productivity in action" and I thought it might be valuable to capture and share with you. In this photograph we're witnessing a first hand account...
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    WCF Security Guidance

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    If you're looking for pragmatic guidace for securing your WCF services, look no further. The WCF Security project has been posting how-to documents and videos on its community site . Now is the perfect time to give the team feedback. They aren't done...
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    Using MessageContracts and DataContracts

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    Users of the Service Factory often ask about the rationale behind the required use of MessageContracts even though the use of MessageContracts aren't mandated by WCF. I've answered this question in other venues, but it seemed like a good thing to put...
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    Pretty Impressive Management

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    I was pretty impressed by something my manager did recently. I've shared it with a few other people, but I think this is noteworthy enough for a blog entry. My hopes are that other mangers will be equally impressed and carry out similar acts. My manager...
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    Roger joins the fray ... w00t!

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    My good friend Roger Lamb has just joined the blogsphere and I assure you that if you are interested in anything remotely related to Sharepoint, you'll want to subscribe now. Check out his first post . You see how I just did that? How I increased your...
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    Influence MSF guidance

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    My colleague, Andrew Delin, is making the process of developing software real for development teams. However, he doesn't want to do it in a vacuum. If you think you know anything about development processes, I'm sure he'd love to hear from you. http:...
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    Service Factory Customization Workshop

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    Microsoft Main Campus (Building 20) July 30th – Aug 1st 2007 Redmond, WA Description Many software factories being built today use a number of different technologies, which include the Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX), the Domain Specific Language...
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    A time for reflection and assessment

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    Wow, it's hard to believe it has been almost a year since the patterns & practices team released our first software factories. Remember when the early customer previews were called Baseline Architecture Toolkits? Oh, the nostalgia :) We could have...
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    First Service Factory v3 Community Drop

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    Okay, we're off and running now. Earlier today I posted the first of many community drops for Service Factory v3 - don't let "build 19" fool you - this is the first one. It took us longer than expected to get this one out the door, but we're all set now...
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    Now Available: Aaron's new Service Factory article on MSDN

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    Steven just told me that Aaron Skonnard's latest Service Factory article about the December release was just published through his Service Station column in the MSDN Magazine . Talk about timing ... sweet. Even though it was written and finished before...
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    ... come and get yer Service Factory!

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    That's right ladies and gentlemen, the December release of the Web Service Software Factory and a VB.NET version is now available for your consumption, modification, and production pleasures :) Okay, I'm just going to do 3 things in this post since...
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