Eugenio Pace

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  • Blog Post: Authentication in WP7 client with REST Services–Part I

    In the last drop, we included a sample that demonstrates how to secure a REST web service with ACS, and a client calling that service running in a different security realm: In this case, ACS is the bridge between the WS-Trust/SAML world (Litware in the diagram) and the REST/SWT side (Adatum’s a-Order...
  • Blog Post: Exploring the Service Provider track – Fabrikam Shipping Part II (Solution)

    Now that we presented the scenario & the requirements , let’s take a look at the solution. What is conceptual solution we propose? Fabrikam Shipping in the pre-Claims era: This diagram shows Fabrikam Shipping today if used by Adatum (no claims, no federation): You will see the usual suspects for...
  • Blog Post: Exploring the Service Provider track – First station: Fabrikam Shipping – Part I (the scenario & challenges)

    Once again, thanks everybody that wrote us with reviews, feedback and suggestions! Please keep it coming! Also: we hope to have soon a CodePlex site where we can start sharing more. We are still working out some details. As usual, the Disclaimer: this post and the next ones are early drafts to share...
  • Blog Post: Architecting Cloud Applications for the Enterprise - Part I - Introducing the Actors

    I will start this series by introducing the main characters of our scenario. First, we have VeryBigCorp . VBC is a large corporation, with multiple branches and subsidiaries, thousands of employees, etc. VBC is the typical organization with a rather complex business environment: multiple business...
  • Blog Post: Claim based security made easy

    When we implemented claim based authorization in LitwareHR, we had to write a lot of code and play with non-trivial configurations (LitwarehR includes 2 STS and all the supporting infrastructure for securing the web services and the callers to them). Not being a security expert myself, I found the “theory”...
  • Blog Post: Another SSDS sample: BlogEngine.NET on SSDS

    As a by-product of a project I'm working on, I've got a working version of BlogEngine.NET on SSDS. You can download the provider and other related components from LitwareHR's web site releases section here . In the package you will find: The SSDS based BlogProvider An SSDS based Membership & Role...
  • Blog Post: LitwareHR on SSDS available for download

    The latest version of LitwareHR is now available for download here . From our CodePlex site: This new enhanced version of LitwareHR includes the following new features: Upgraded codebase for SQL Server Data Services support New "DataModel" New infrastructure for data access to SSDS (including...
  • Blog Post: Fun with GeoRSS, Virtual Earth and WCF Syndication

    WCF Syndication APIs are great. In just a couple of hours I wrote a simple GeoRSS feed, a fairly high level library to encapsulate the details of common entities (lines, points, polygons), all unit tests and a mashup with VE to test it. I only encountered a couple of incompatibilities and problems (mainly...
  • Blog Post: Hosting LitwareHR on a Service Delivery Platform - A case study - Part I (The Scenario)

    In its current version, LitwareHR is focused very much on the challenges an ISV faces while building a SaaS delivered app: multi-tenancy, configurability, etc. In the last few weeks I've been working on exploring the implications of hosting LitwareHR on a hypothetical hosting platform. The goal was to...
  • Blog Post: Workshop sold out!

    The upcoming workshop on the WCSF next March 12th. is sold out. If you are still interested in participating please contact me through this blog and I will put you in our waiting list. We normally have some late cancellations, so you might be able to make it. Thanks a look forward to seeing you!
  • Blog Post: My new role and responsibilities in Microsoft

    I have just joined the Software as a Service (SaaS) group in the Microsoft Architecture Strategy Team. I will miss my team at patterns & practices very much. It's been quite a journey. For the next month or so, I will continue to work with patterns & practices mainly on the planning of our next...
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Web Client Software Factory Workshop

    The Client Team at patterns & practices will be hosting a 2 days, instructor-led training event covering the recently released Web Client Software Factory . When? Monday, March 12 th – Tuesday, March 13 th Where? Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, USA. Who should attend? Anyone interested...
  • Blog Post: NUnit support in Web Client Factory

    Fresh from our war room: Michael Puleio has just posted the NUnit tests for the factory (covering RI, Guidance Packages, application blocks, etc). Available here: http://www.codeplex.com/websf/Wiki/View.aspx?title=NUnit%20Tests%20for%20the%20Web%20Client%20Software%20Factory&referringTitle=Home
  • Blog Post: Be a good CodePlex citizen. Vote!

    A feature I really miss in CodePlex wiki is the ability to embed a video. It is possible to link to a video or upload one, but there's no wiki markup for an embedded player like what you see in Channel9 or YouTube Help us pass the bill in the CodePlex senate by voting for this item in their Issue Tracker...
  • Blog Post: Creating the e-Banking Reference Implementation using WCSF and WSSF

    A common question is how to use 2 factories (like WCSF and WSSF) in combination to create a given solution. Here are complete, step by step instructions to recreate the WCSF Reference Implementation (GlobalBank e-banking) using the combined recipes from these 2 factories: http://www.codeplex.com/websf...
  • Blog Post: Feedback feedback feedback...

    Short test: There's something you just really hate in the Web Factory (2 points) There's one missing feature that you believe would make the Web Factory PERFECT (-1 point) There's something you believe is over-engineered (2 points) We ruined your life as a developer (5 points) You LOVE the Web Factory...
  • Blog Post: Just Released! - Web Client Software Factory

    Fresh from the war room: we are very pleased to announce the first release of the Web Client Software Factory. The bits are being pushed into the MSDN gazillion servers, so it will take some time to replicate. In the meantime you can get them from here: http://www.codeplex.com/websf Many thanks from...
  • Blog Post: Web Client Software Factory - Release Candidate

    Last night we posted the Web Client Software Factory Release Candidate on CodePlex: http://www.codeplex.com/websf This is an MSI for the first time, code complete and content complete, including new documentation topics, enhanced Guidance Packages, substantial performance improvements, among other goodies...
  • Blog Post: Last post of the year - We move!

    Our communities have a new, big home; so update your bookmarks and favorites: http://www.codeplex.com/smartclient The GotDotNet hosted sites (CAB, SCSF, MCSF, Updater, Offline) are all going to be moved to this CodePlex, including all the existing forum threads and content. We believe that this consolidation...
  • Blog Post: New Improved Recipes in the Web Client Software Factory

    The new drop this week includes (much) improved recipes. one of the coolest features that we included is a "preview" pane, to get a sense of what the code will look like after the recipe runs: The two treeviews on the right, show the code structure that will result after the recipe completes all its...
  • Blog Post: First Guidance Package for the Web Client Software Factory available

    Check out today's drop of the Web Client Software Factory: The weekly drop includes a first release of the guidance package. You can use the guidance package to create an initial Web client solution. Also, in this release: Continued enhancements to the Composite Web Application Block New authorization...
  • Blog Post: Web Client Software Factory and Workflow Foundation

    Check out the 3rd. release of the Web Client Software Factory. Among the interesting things included is support for pageflow (demonstrated on the electronic payment use case) which is using Workflow Foundation as the underlying runtime. http://msdn.microsoft.com/webclientfactory
  • Blog Post: Web Clients are also Smart

    My team has just started a new project to help you build great ASP.NET applications. We plan to follow the same process we used for all of our other projects (CAB, Smart Client Software Factory, etc) and open a window into our workshop. A big change though, is that we have decided to host the community...
  • Blog Post: What is going to happen with UIP?

    Guess what. I started getting this question every month, then every week, then every day… now I get it every hour J , through different means: e-mail, blogs, e-mail threads I get included, communities. So, I figured it would make sense to publish a clear statement and be a little bit more transparent...
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