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

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  • Blog Post: PageFlow reborn

    Many of you noticed that WCSF 2.0 did not ship with PageFlow. Early during the development of WCSF 2.0, we decided to break out the PageFlow application block and recipes into a separately downloadable package. There were several reasons foremost of which was that we wanted to make it easier to use Pageflow...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming talks

    This is one of the posts that I have been meaning to get to for several weeks, but it just keeps falling to the bottom of the backlog. Tomorrow I jump on an airplane so I guess now is as good as time as any. In the next few months, I have several talks at various events.   Tech-Ed Israel (April...
  • 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: Entlib 3.1 and Visual Studio 2008 playing well together

    Scott just posted on how to get Enterprise Library 3.1 installed with Visual Studio 2008. Check it out here .
  • Blog Post: Heading to Boise Code Camp

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/o2ma/285230883 A few months ago I heard through the grapevine about plans for a Code Camp in Boise. Next thing you know Jarod has emailed me asking if I would be interested in attending. I am a geek at heart, and always jump at the opportunity to hang out with folks and hear...
  • 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: Web Client Software Factory 2.0 shipped!

    As promised, WE'RE LIVE!!!!!   (Image courtesy of hyku via http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyku/480867085/ ) After a long haul and several posts such as here and here , we're finally out the door with the next version of the Web Client Software Factory! Read more about the release from Blaine and Mike...
  • 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: Paulo Morgado speaks on Geek Speak

      Allright, I should be sleeping however I am up at this late hour due to watching Paulo Morgado's recent Geek Speak web cast where he spoke about Web Client Software Factory 2.0 bundles . Paulo is one of our MVPs who is always pushing the cutting edge with Web Client. That's his likeness in the...
  • Blog Post: Seattle CodeCamp talks

    I forgot to post on this, well better late than never. This weekend I'm speaking at the Seattle CodeCamp on WCSF and SCSF. Actually Day one is over, which leaves one more talk left tomorrow on using SCSF and the Disconnected Service Agent. Session state injection your way with WCSF - Saturday, 1:45 to...
  • 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: We're revving SCSF and WCSF for VS2008

    My blog has been quiet the past few days as I've been busy working on user stories for the new Composite WPF (formerly WPF Composite Client). You'll be hearing more about this in the coming weeks as we get more clarity, by here's some good news: 1. We're working on the next release of WCSF 2.0 which...
  • Blog Post: MVP Guidance Bundle ships

    There’s been a lot of talk recently about p&p doing more work on pure patterns. We’ve actually been pushing in this direction internally for quite some time and recently shipped a set of guidance called the MVP Bundle. The bundle focuses on Model-View-Presenter, the principles, flavors...
  • 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: 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: Alot's going on the contrib front!

    A few weeks ago, Tom announced that the folks over in Entlib contrib have shipped a new release . That's 10 points for the Entlib contrib guys! In the spirit of competition we took the new release as a real sign we should get our act together in SCSF and WCSF contrib and ship another release of SCSFContrib...
  • Blog Post: More Web Client goodness shipping, WCSF 2.0.

    We've been busy getting more guidance packaged up and out the door. If you haven't been keeping up to date, here's a few posts that recap the guidance we've shipped so far for this next release. What has the Web Client Team been doing recently- Web Client vNext, what's our focus? Announcing Web Client...
  • Blog Post: ALT.NET Headline, MVC for ASP.NET is coming

    Today at the ALT.NET Conference, ScottGu let out a big secret, MVC for ASP.NET is on it's way. No I wasn't there, though with Twitter you don't have to be ;) You can read more about it here , here and here and on Brad's Twitter feed here . Over in p&p we've actually known about what was coming for...
  • Blog Post: Creating a custom WCSF Session State strategy

    Sebastian's got a cool post of how you can create your own Session State strategy which our DI mechanism will use for injecting state values. If your using ASP.NET Session state, this won't be of much value to you since our existing strategy does that. But if you are not and you have your own custom...
  • Blog Post: PageFlow using Page Modules

    A few weeks ago Paulo posted about a new concept he called a "Page Module". Page Modules are similar to HTTP modules however they allow you to additionally handle any event in the Page lifecycle including it's creation and release. With a Page Module you actually get a reference to the newly created...
  • Blog Post: Web Client Validation Bundle shipped!

    Hey guys, we just shipped the Validation Bundle. The guidance in this bundle is designed to help you streamline the end-user experience of your web applications by utilizing ASP.NET AJAX to invoke server-side validation. Additionally you will find guidance on how to improve maintainability of your...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2007, I'll be there

    This year I'll be attending in Barcelona presenting on the work we've been doing in Web Client vNext. I'll also be doing a chalk talk session on factory usage in the real world along with David Platt and Mario Szpusta. WEB318 Web Client Software Factory (WCSF): Building Rich Internet Applications...
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