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A better today, one brick at a time - Edward Jezierski

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    Something new, something different, and I am moving my blog - http://edjez.instedd.org

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    This is a strange post in many ways. First, I didn't post for a looong time at p&p. Second, I moved on and went to a group where it was too early to blog about what we were dong. And third, now I'm not even a Microsoft employee. My new blog address...
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    Policy Injection App Block - Behind the Scenes

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    Tom and I are making a set of simultaneous posts about a recent addition to the EntLib 3.0 family of Application Blocks - the Policy Injection Application Block (PIAB). His post is an introduction and high-level description, but in this one I wanted to...
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    Software Factories: report from the trenches, and thoughts from p&p

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    Daniel wrote a nice little post about status of building Software Factories today - using DSLs to express intent around common models and Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) to automate common use cases. See his perspective here As the team who has...
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    Web Client Software Factory Ships!!!

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    We just released the Web Client Software Factory to Codeplex. Go get it . I thoroughly enjoyed this project. The team rocked, we had to deal with new technologies and we did a large set of deliverables targeting web apps specifically, which I felt...
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    I'm it!!

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    OK - now I'm it - in this fascinating game of blog-tag via Tom Hollander . I like this game - You need to reveal five things about me that most people don’t know, and tag 5 more folks. I'm going to add my own spin and add 5 pictures. Here we go...
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    Web Client Software Factory on CodePlex!

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    We have just released oour first community drop of the Web Client Software Factory. www.msdn.microsoft.com/webclientfactory As we continue working on the project, we expect to provide: Give best practices for web app development on .NET 2.0 ...
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    Distributed, mesh-based source code control with SSE?

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    We were discussing the Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE) usage at Strong Angel 3 in our team and Peter came up with an intriguing direction question: What if SSE was applied in source-code control? The mind reels...
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    2 new CAB (Composite UI) resources

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    1. www.cabpedia.com - started by John Socha-Leialoha. John worked with us on the Mobile Client Software Factory and is currently doing some prototype work for a requirements gathering tool, and has set up this excellent community wiki so that folks can...
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    Forerunners of tomorrow's enterprise architectures

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    Just returned from Strong Angel III - a week-long excercise and demonstration in the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) for humaitarian and first-response missions. I was there to learn many things, and one of the things I brought back...
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    Mobile Client Software Factory debuts @ MEDC

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    This week most of the Mobile Client Software Factory dev team is at MEDC , in Las Vegas, presenting the cool stuff we've built over the last few months. (You guys should bee proud!) It includes a loosely coupled collection of application blocks, some...
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    Mindstorms NXT and Working with communities throughout development

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    Great news and great approach - Lego opens up its Mindstorms NXT toolkit, and their board of 'Expert Advisors' will be able to share their experiences with the community. It must be an exciting day for the NXT team - if I were to draw a parallel to patterns...
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    Invoking the ghost

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    Let’s say you are talking about a program with someone. Imagine stakes are somewhat high. Suddenly one of these two phrases gets thrown out: 1. " It could be faster " In any but the healthiest of teams, these are great words to put folks on defensive...
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    What's in a name? What's an "Application Block"

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    Often I get the question 'what is an application block' and 'why that name'? We have lots of articles, webcasts etc describing them how we've built them and how to extend them or build your own. Then people ask 'what is the difference between a block...
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    New Blog Section - "Off the deep end..."

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    Disclaimer: JD Meier suggested I get to blogging and after some discussion why I haven't been doing this, I decided to create a section for 'off the deep end' posts. The description is is a reference to Gödel : Thoughts, Ramblings, and content not computable...
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    EntLib 2.0 Shipped!

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    Nuff said already! Just go get it! http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/EntLib2.asp?frame=true It includes the following favorites: Caching Application Block Cryptography Application Block Data...
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    ...and speaking of bloggers, J.D. Meier keeps posting high-quality security thoughts

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    J.D. is a patterns & practices guru in software engineering principles arena. He's been working mostly in the arena of quality attributes (Perf & Scale, Security).... I wanted to type something that describes his uncommon skills, but lack the...
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    The CAB release bring David Hill's blog out of Hibernation

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    I'm glad to see that David's blog got reactivated with the release of CAB. David Hill was a great supporter throughout CAB project - he did some key implementations at customer accounts that fed a lot of 'been there, done that' experience, I think he...
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    Release of CAB (Composite UI Application Block) !!

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    And so it releases. This has been a great project and team to work with. I feel privileged to have been able to work with all the folks who made it possible, and to have made such a step forward implementing a close customer connection throughout the...
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    Jimmy Nilsson ponders good influences on p&p

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    ...and says there's " a new PAG " (patterns & practices) group. It's quite strange - nothing is new but I can't contradict him. I guess we are good at reinventing ourselves as a team... Year 1 we did infrastructure – configure your switch...
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    Of EntLib 2.0, a local AOP Workshop, and the infamous TDD article

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    Quickie blog post, just to get jamming: EntLib internals webcast . Yes, EntLib and CAB ship with ObjectBuilder, our common factory & dependency injection infrastructure ++. Answering the FAQs: Yes, we have one. Yes, it's this one. Yes, you can...
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    @ Seattle Code Camp this Weekend

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    Today my brother & I headed towards Seattle Code Camp . Chris Kinsman is the director & the DeVry University provides the place. The agenda is decided upon by volunteer speakers (it is a bit more structured than Foo, but I still like the un-conference...
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    So Long Ward!

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    I'm sad to say Ward Cunningham is leaving patterns & practices and Microsoft. Ward was an incredible mentor and friend during his stay here. I will miss his ability to focus on the essence of things, to keep connected to the human side of our industry...
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    CAB - October 2005 CTP out!

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    This is the last community release before our final release - the purpose of this release is to allow you to see the changes we've been doing into the API based on your feedback, to let you start building apps on what is closer to the final drop. There...
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    must...open...blog...and...add...entry...

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    Here are some *burning* topics, just don't seem to find the time. (Yes..time is made, not found, but I digress). Suggestions for prioritizing, if provided, will be considered - UIP roadmap, with Whidbey, Windows Workflow Foundation et al (YES, it's...
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    Back from Foo Camp

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    ...and still overwhelmed by the great people, ideas and environment there. I think Tim is a smart guy - my kudos and thanks go to him for creating this environment. As I distill more, I'll write about it. If you have any questions, just post.
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