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  • Blog Post: Policy Injection App Block - Behind the Scenes

    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 get a little bit behind the scenes and expose the...
  • Blog Post: Release of CAB (Composite UI Application Block) !!

    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 project. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default...
  • Blog Post: Of EntLib 2.0, a local AOP Workshop, and the infamous TDD article

    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 build something like Spring with it, if you wanted...
  • Blog Post: Fernando uses his new blog to explain the special Dependency Injection in EntLib 2

    Fernando is one of the developers in the EntLib team - and one of the people working in a dependency injection implementation we have in there. Here's his new Blog! The DI in entlib is currently designed to simplify the notion of building configurable objects. We haven't needed to add features...
  • Blog Post: One Bad Unit Test..How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

    I was coding some stuff this last Friday, trying to clarify to myself some of the feedback we've been getting for CAB, the Dependency Injection work we've done there and we are doing in EntLib, partial specifications, and related topics. I was playing on a prototype, which inclines me strongly to write...
  • Blog Post: Backwards Compatibility and Enterprise Library and all patterns & practices assets -What's the deal?

    Hello. How are you? Enterprise Library for VS.NET 2005 will have API and configuration changes compared to the latest versions (January/June). So will other blocks and a lot of the rest of the guidance....and you should expect this. er...Is that a roar I hear approaching? Why can't patterns &...
  • Blog Post: p&p Community Process 2.0 is out!

    We have relased the p&p Community Process to 2.0, incorporating feedback we got from customers, partners and field on the 1.0 version. This one includes: - A more realistic relationship between the internal process and externally visible process. In the 2.0 version now we open up the information...
  • Blog Post: 5 years of guidance groups at Microsoft! - What's your story?

    5 years ago Microsoft executives approved the existence of a group focused on guidance - understanding enterprise customer scenarios, creating a dedicated engineering team to producing guidance in the form of code,patterns, frameworks and guides, and consolidating the authoritative content that enterprises...
  • Blog Post: How Community Feedback is changing the CAB

    I love how the CAB project is working with our community process. Not only does the transaprency give us a chance to ge great input from field, customers, partners and even folks at MS product groups; but it also is a nice forcing function to keep our house in order continoususly. We started CAB iteration...
  • Blog Post: CAB - Composite UI Application Block Ready to Kick Off!

    Great piece of news - today in the patterns & practices group we went through our M0 milestone for an exciting asset to assist with Smart Client development. We are calling it the CAB - which stands for Composite UI Application Block. It is not a great name, because it doesn't tell you much about...
  • Blog Post: My Performance Review Document - Are these the right things to be working on?

    I had a conversation with Ward today where he was asking me if it was common for folks in MS to share their goals (what you go against when you do performance appraisal) as a way of communicating to others what they are working on. It led me to think about a lot of things, but especially: 1) How the...
  • Blog Post: EntLib Configuration - More much more than meets the eye!

    Optimus Prime, I mean, Scott Densmore, talks about Transformers (the EntLib type) in his blog post, continuing with the discussion and walkthough of the Configuration System . I was bummed he couldn't make it to VSLive - he'd have a blast giving the presentations and customers would've had the chance...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library - It's shipped!

    First things first Software is about the people. Scott , Tom , Bill, Peter , Brian , Tim S , Mo, Tim O, Hisham, Paul, Rohit, Prashant, Mani, and Kyle - you all rock. The team has pulled together a release that carries forward the best of the “Application Blocks” initiative that started within the patterns...
  • Blog Post: Updater Application Block V2..now gathering requirements... last stop before ClickOnce

    We are preparing v2 of the Updater Application Block . (Check out the 300+ members GotDotNet community ) We have some core goals we want to go for: - Simplify, simplify, simplify - Allow partial updates - Tooling to 'add' the block to the app - You tell us! We prepared a 5..10 min survey to let you tell...
  • Blog Post: T-Shak On Enterprise Library getting airtime

    Tim Shakarian who's part of the Enterprise Library team gave a talk on Enterprise Library to the local .NET User's Group . Chris Bowen talks about it on his blog . Just one clarification- we are still deciding scope for future versions so we don't know what V2 might look like, but if you have heard of...
  • Blog Post: A shameless request for your input - Validation Block

    One of the Application Blocks planned for a (future) release of Enterprise Library is Validation. I have been building a quick prototype to get our head around the scenarios it should address and how, and most importantly to expose assumptions and gaps - so then we can go ask folks questions that are...
  • Blog Post: Separating UIP-Web from UIP-Windows?

    I have been during the last months becoming increasingly warm to the idea of branching the UIP block into two branches: windows and web. Here's the reasons why we did it unified in the first place, and my opinion on why the assumptions aren't holding that well: Assumption: The conceptual model for flow...
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