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

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  • Blog Post: Container-managed applications

    OK, so you've past the point of deciding whether or not you will use an IoC container. Then you find out that is just the beginning of the road. How does that container fit in your application design? Should you pass it around, should you have a static accessor, or should all your components be completely...
  • Blog Post: MVP with MEF

    Krzysztof had a question on StackOverflow around doing MVP triads wtith MEF. He came up with a way to do it that he wasn't happy with and which I told him was pretty hacky :) After chatting with Krzysztof I took a shot and came up with something which looks pretty clean. 1: using System.ComponentModel...
  • Blog Post: Finding the right level of coupling

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tammys_world/1785770650/ This is a follow up from my previous post on Composite extensions for Win Forms. Early on as we started the development of Prism, we had a few decisions to make around our coupling to WPF. We knew that Prism undoubtedly was being targeted for...
  • Blog Post: Yet another post on MVP vs MVC

    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 causes no shortage of controversy. <warning>It...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the patterns and practices Patterns Factory

    For some time now I've been working on a project that I've not been able to talk about. Well today, I am finally able to let the cat out of the bag. One of the challenges we've been hearing about from customers is around patterns. We hear they are way too hard to grok, and to implement. What customers...
  • Blog Post: Patterns, it's about teaching people how to fish

    The other day Larry Brader (Our Lead Test Manager) and I were having an interesting conversation that led me to make the above statement. Larry and I were discussing the root drivers for many of the architectural qualities I have been pushing on within the "Prism" project. This includes qualities such...
  • 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: Exploring interactive application architecture patterns (MVC, MVP, etc)

    Just came across this great gem from Derek Greer that discusses Model-View-Controller,  Model-View-Presenter, and Presentation-Abstraction-Control pattern. Very comprehensive including discussion of different variants of each of the patterns. If you are interested in understanding these patterns...
  • Blog Post: Announcing WPF Composite Client

    We just announced a new deliverable called WPF Composite Client. Due to the wonders of the blogosphere this is actually showing up as having been posted several days ago. Note to self, don't post drafts anymore. Anyway, check out the "real" post here .
  • 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: What is DSL anyway?

    Martin Fowler (the patterns / agile king) has a great video of a talk he delivered on Domain Specific Languages at JAOO 2005. Check out this video . It will give you a great overview including practical simple examples. No stone will be left unturned including Embedded DSL, pros, cons, language choices...
  • Blog Post: Clarius Software Factories Toolkit

    Clarius Consulting recently shipped the December CTP of the Software Factories Toolkit . I have not yet looked at the product, but the demos look quite impressive. Basically SFT is positioning itself as the bridge between DSL Tools and GAT (Guidance Authoring Toolkit) development. SFT comes loaded with...
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