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

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  • Blog Post: 'Prism' RI first drop

    Today is a historic occasion for the "Prism" team as our first drop of our Reference Implementation (RI) hits codeplex. In this post I will describe to you what the RI is, and what you can expect to see when you download it. Disclaimer: This will evolve (and change) significantly. At this stage...
  • Blog Post: WCSF 2.0 Hidden Gem - Creating interface projects

    Well not hidden exactly, but subtle. A while ago I requested we add this capability to the WCSF Guidance package, and then I forgot about it. Well today I was playing around with the new GP and to my surprise saw the following. Yes, you can now create an interface project for a module. This is very useful...
  • Blog Post: Get trained on Web Client Software Factory 2.0

    David Platt just announced a new 4 day course on WCSF from April 8th to 11th. Register here. One of the repeated requests I hear from customers working with WCSF and SCSF is "Where can I get training?". Fortunately thanks to David Platt, this has not been a problem for CAB customers with both...
  • Blog Post: Web Client 2.0, what's the hold up?

    As is obvious from the comments , we've hit some delays. This reason is due to GAT/GAX issues with version 1.4. Those issues have been resolved and GAT/GAX 1.4 has now shipped. I guess you can say that the previews ended, but then the film broke while we were setting up the projector :) I am happy to...
  • Blog Post: Web Client 2.0 closer than you think

    We're past the trailers and it's the morning before opening night (not literally :) ). For the past few months my team has been packaging up the next version of Web Client Software Factory. Well now we're oh so close to being done. What's so big about WCSF 2.0? Well, here's a partial list. Fully...
  • Blog Post: Tweaking the WCSF Validation Bundle

    Jarod has a nice post where he demonstrates how to reduce the number of postbacks that occur when using the ServerSideValidationExtender included as part of the Validation Bundle . Jarod demonstrates how to subclass the PropertyProxyValidator and override the EvaluateIsValid() method to not validate...
  • Blog Post: me@codebetter

    Hi guys I have a new blog on CodeBetter.com .  I plan on using it to focus on general software engineering practices, reflections on how we build software in p&p, and tales of woe and success from my pre-Microsoft days. I'll also post about my off-hours geek explorations like learning Ruby,...
  • Blog Post: Blaine and me talking about patterns and practices

    Several weeks ago, me and Blaine were interviewed by Scott Swigart and Sean Cambell of howsoftwareisbuilt.com . The site interviews various people in the industry around open-source and closed-source development. The list of existing interviewees includes Michael Tiemann , VP of Red Hat and the President...
  • Blog Post: My team on the cover of the Seattle times!

    Well not the entire team, and not even the entire faces of the team members they did get. Those eyes are mine and Blaine's , the back is Terrances, and then there's Michael Puleio in full glory. :) As to what Blaine, myself and Mike are working on? How many people does it take to build a new WCSF application...
  • Blog Post: Don't assume you are speaking in a small room

    OK, I know I have not posted my Barcelona Day 2 post, but the last one took several hours and I need to get ready to head over to the conference center for Soma's keynote. Anyway, just a quick story. Last night after attending an "Ask the Experts" pre-conference session (Apparently I am an...
  • Blog Post: Ward Bell shares his perspective on the new Composite Client

    Ward just did an excellent post sharing his thoughts on our new WPF Composite Client, Acropolis and CAB. If you don't know Ward and you are a CAB customer, you should. Ward is the VP of Product Management for IdeaBlade , one of our partners and the makers of DevForce. Ward and company do a tremendous...
  • Blog Post: New Performance Testing Guidance

    My colleague J.D. just posted that we've shipped to MSDN the Performance Testing guidance for Web Applications . This is the same guidance that was previously available on CodePlex. Looking at the TOC, this looks like the name is wrong, and it should be the "Hitchhiker's guide to Web Application performance...
  • Blog Post: Trying to Grok CAB?

    Just came across this set of posts by Rick Newman which introduces you to the essentials of CAB. I love to see it when the community takes this kind of initiative. First Jeremy's fantastic set of posts , then David's book and now this. This has certainly been a good year for learning CAB :) Nice work...
  • Blog Post: What is in a name - "Bundles" and "Application Blocks"

    As many of you know, recently we've been shipping a set of deliverables that we've been calling tentatively "bundles". Since we first came up with the name, we've been having a ton of debates internally(No we don't have a ton of free time on our hands). I've had several lively discussions about this...
  • Blog Post: Peter talking about TDD

    I just came across this video of Peter talking about TDD to Ron Jacobs . It's a few months old, but if you haven't seen it and are interested in TDD, it's five minutes well worth it. Nice and concise and to the point (unlike my talks). I think I'll steal his quote as my new definition for TDD ...
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