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

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    Whoa! What made the CAB community grow 30% in 3 hours?

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    The CAB GotDotNet Workspace just got 50 applications to join in the last hours. Did I miss something? I hope it's not a GDN bug. Ah well. I guess it's the inflationary period . Let's kep the momentum going! http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/cab
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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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    Hook up to your GPS with .NET

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    Looking for the killer CAB demo... This week we spent a considerable amount of time working on the CAB - Composite UI Application Block ..aka Smart Client Portal. Part of the value it provides is simplifying how visual components (SmartParts - think WebParts...
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    Darth vader's Blog

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    Missed it when it hit /. a couple of days ago. It's hilarious. http://darthside.blogspot.com/ You know it's going to be good when Darth Vader's post title is "I Am Surrounded by Idiots"
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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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    CAB - Composite UI Application Block Ready to Kick Off!

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    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...
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    Smart Client - Community Process

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    We are currently drafting a document around 'Community Process' , that we intend to use for the Smart Client program. You'll see it coming up in the gotdotnet workspace for Smart Client soon. As I was writing it I imagined how the name by itself could...
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    CAB, Offline, and Domain Dependencies

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    One question we are getting is - how will offline relate to CAB? How are we making sure that an application built with both presents a consistent architecture style? Is there a dependency? So here we go: First of all, the Offline Application Block...
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    Guidance Automation Toolkit (GAT) is out!

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    FINALLY. Code generation, with nice templates. Easily add your own project items into the Add New list. Build wizards declaratively. I'm really loooking forward to ship the first guidance packages using this. It's been a loooong ride since we started...
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    My Performance Review Document - Are these the right things to be working on?

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    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...
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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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    CAB -Event Broker: Pub-Sub for your components

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    Yesterday we finished some cleanup refactorings around the EventBroker feature of CAB. I'm happy with the result, because it's conceptually simple, it's easy to use, and it isn't much code, yet it helps a lot. I expect some things to be added before release...
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    CAB - Code Drop 1 Available!

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    On Friday we were able to release our first code drop! Join the community, get the code, play around with the quickstarts, please tell us what you think. Get the source at: http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/cab This first code drop focused on the...
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    Backwards Compatibility and Enterprise Library and all patterns & practices assets -What's the deal?

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    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...
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    One Bad Unit Test..How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

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    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...
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    How Community Feedback is changing the CAB

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    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...
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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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    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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    Enterprise Library - It's shipped!

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    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...
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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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    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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    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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    Fernando uses his new blog to explain the special Dependency Injection in EntLib 2

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    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...
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    6 years at Microsoft!

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    I joined Microsoft 6 years ago. Been a ride, been a blast. I am having a great time. At Microsoft we place a bowl with N pounds of m&m s outside our office when you get to N years of being in the company. Here's me with my 6 pounds of m&m's...
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    Updater Application Block & ClickOnce

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    Today we got together with Jamie Cool to discuss the roadmap of the Updater Application Block (UAB). You know, the block that adds self-update capability to your app. (BTW we have the update for BITS 2.0 on the GotDotNet site ) ClickOnce (in the Whidbey...
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