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Glenn Block - .NETFX Another ALT.NET guy at Microsoft

September, 2008

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Glenn is a PM on the WCF team working on Microsoft’s future HTTP and REST stack.  Prior to WCF he was a PM on the new Managed Extensibility Framework in .NET 4.0. Glenn has a breadth of experience both inside and outside Microsoft developing software solutions for ISVs and the enterprise. Glenn has also been very active in involving folks from the community in the development of software at Microsoft. This has included shipping several products under open source licenses, as well as assisting other teams looking to do so. Glenn is also a frequent speaker at local and international events and user groups.  When he's not working and playing with technology, he spends his time with his wife and daughter either at their home in Seattle or at one of the local coffee shops.<o:p></o:p>

Glenn's blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/gblock or you can follow him on twitter at you own risk at twitter.com/gblock <o:p></o:p>

 

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    The ALT.NET Criterion

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    Recently I was on a mail thread where the following question was raised. "What are the kinds of things that concern folks from the ALT.NET community?" Over the past year I've been pretty involved with ALT.NET and have been part of countless...
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    MEF Making its debut on Codeplex

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    And now for something completely different... It all started with a dream when I first joined the MEF team it was the... Plenty of folks thought it was nuts, though there was a ton of support as well. I didn't lose faith though. However somehow...
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    Yet another post on MVP vs MVC

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    I can see that StackOverflow.com can turn into addiction and I can't afford another one :) Anyway while browsing, I noticed a question on MVP vs MVC. I just couldn't resist...oh and I did add something on Presentation Model. I won't be surprised if this...
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    What is the Managed Extensibility Framework?

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    It's not an IoC container, It's not MAF, it's not the Managed Entity Framework either :-) So what is it ? There has been no shortage of discussion on this very topic since MEF was first announced . Quite simply, MEF makes building extensible apps, libraries...
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    MSDN Article on "Prism" went to press

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    A few months ago I wrote an MSDN article on the new Composite Application Guidance (which will always be Prism to me :) ) which was just published. In the article I talk about Composite Applications in WPF in general, several design patterns in play,...
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    I am speaking at Øredev

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    This year I'll be skipping an awesome visit to Barcelona to head on and be with friends in Malmo, Sweden at the next Øredev. I'll be speaking on the usual suspects and some new ones Building maintainable enterprise WPF applications using Composite...
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    Attending Continuous Improvement conf (and giving a workshop)

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    The name alone pulls me in. Continuous improvement at the end of the day is really what we're striving for. The names and methodologies we use to get there aren't important, what's important is that we get there.  With that in mind, I'll be attending...
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    Update on our MEF license status

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    Several weeks we released a version of MEF under the MS-LPL license. We heard a bunch of feedback on the community requesting that we use a more broader license. Since then we've been exploring different possibilities. Early next week we'll have an official...
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    More MEF Samples and launch of MEF contrib.

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    The past few weeks, the momentum has picked up around samples using MEF. In my last post I mentioned a few. Now today two great posts. First, Brad A (my awesome boss) has gone and done a really nice MEF 101 post . Kudos to Brad for finding the time out...
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