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

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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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    Prism Drop 2

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    We just shipped our next "Prism" drop on codeplex. Below is a list of some of the significant changes. RegionManagerService no longer exposes AddViewToRegion. Added a sliding region to the shell which displays the watch list. Add to Watchlist...
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    Prism, CAB, and WinForms futures

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    On the forums , Bil asked the questions below. Just wondering about guidance here. I have clients who are not ready or able to move to 3.5/VS2008 yet but need to start developing new Smart Client applications. They're also not ready to move to WPF...
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    Guidance for developing custom solutions with SharePoint 2007.

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    First let me start off by allaying all your fears, "No it's not another factory" . :-) For a while we've been hearing a lot of requests from customers for patterns & practices to deliver guidance on SharePoint. For several weeks now we've been...
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    Prism vs Framework XXX

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mukluk/288925731/ There's been a bunch of talk on the net comparing Prism to other frameworks that exist. In many cases comparisons are being made based on feature parity and such. I think it's important to make the distinction...
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    StockTrader RI using Castle Windsor

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    I am supposed to be working an article, but couldn't resist posting on this one. Our most recent Prism drop (now called Composite Application Guidance) includes a spike we did where we converted our reference app to use Castle Windsor. It was a pretty...
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    Patterns, it's about teaching people how to fish

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    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...
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    Get your Smalltalk here

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    Smalltalk is one of those gems of software development that until very recently (in the last 30 mins) I've never had the pleasure of experiencing. I've heard about it for years, everyone who's anyone in the OOP world seems to swear by it's simplicity...
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    Web Client vNext, what's our focus?

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    The last 24 hrs have been a blogothon of queued overdue posts, this one is LONG overdue. With the recent announcement of the Autocomplete Guidance Bundle, I am sure many are wondering what our focus is for this next release. If you've seen Michael's post...
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    Free .NET 3.0 e-Learning

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    We just launched a set of 3 e-Learning clinics covering core components of the .NET 3.0 framework including Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly Avalon), Windows Communication Foundation (formerly Indigo) and Windows Workflow Foundation. If you are...
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    Tagged in 2007

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    I've been tagged from down under by Rob from Adelade , so here are 5 things you might not know about me. I am a practicing muslim. I converted to Islam about 15 years ago. (Mentioning one's religion seems to be a popular trend for 'taggers' so I...
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    Tell us what you think about our Software Factories

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    At p&p we really care about the experiences our customers have with our products. If you are using any of our factories, then we want to hear from you. We've created a survey for our factory adopters, that you can access here . When you launch the...
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    Ten advantages of an ORM (Object Relational Mapper)

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    Updated, Here's a list of ten reasons why you should consider an ORM tool. Now not all ORMs are created equal, but these are key features that a first class ORM will handle for you. 1. Facilitates implementing the Domain Model pattern (Thanks Udi...
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    FREE ASP.NET AJAX E-Learning just shipped

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    Want to know about how to develop next generation web applications today ? Check out our new free two-hour clinic and learn how to put the power of ASP.NET AJAX into your hands. Using ASP.NET AJAX your applications will be faster , richer and more responsive...
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    Building HelloMEF – Part V – Refactoring to ViewModel

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    In the last post we migrated over to the new DeploymentCatalog. In this post we’ll look at refactoring the code to incorporate the MVVM pattern. Code from the last post is available here Why ViewModel? There’s a ton of content out there in the blogosphere...
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    Speaking at MIX!

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    Sunday I leave to Vegas to attend my first MIX. It’s exciting to finally attend this event that has such an air of mystique around it. I’ll be speaking on how you can use MEF in SL4 to partition your applications across many XAPs in a fairly seemless...
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    MEF has shipped!!!

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    You might have missed it, but a few weeks ago MEF V1 shipped in .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4 ! As a team we’re really happy to have seen MEF hit the wild. We believe MEF helps you to build better applications that are easier to extend. To get started...
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    RESTing from MEF (or The MEF dealer is at REST)

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    Side note: I am having serious writer’s block these days….or maybe it’s twitter’s block :-) Continuing the tradition of overdue posts…….It’s been over a month since i left the MEF team. Before moving on...
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    Building extensible RIAs at PDC

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              This week I’ll be attending PDC in Los Angeles speaking about using MEF in Silverlight. Building Extensible Rich Internet Applications with the Managed Extensibility Framework   In Hall F on Thursday at 11:30 AM...
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    CodePaste is the bee’s knees, my new favorite way to share code.

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    Ever need to share code-snippets with the twittersphere? If so, Codepaste is for you. It's my favorite new tool for getting code out there in a really low-friction manner. It has really nice syntax coloring support, allows reviewers to comment, and most...
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    “MEF in 2 hours or less”, I am all for it.

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    Some posts titles just really grab you. I couldn’t help but think about one of those annoying ads in the back of magazine when I saw this post from Ayende. In actuality the article is more of a “How I can implement what I need from MEF in 2 hours” however...
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    Event Aggregation with MEF (with and without EventAggregator)

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    The title probably sounds like an oxymoron, but it is not. Recently there was a question on our CodePlex forums from Denis Vuyka about whether or not MEF supports anything like EventBroker for pub/sub type communication. Asking such a question makes a...
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    ALT.NET Seattle Day 1 reflection – Learn, Share, Grow

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    I am sitting here at the opening of ALT.NET Seattle. I look around and see the words "Learn, Share, Grow” on a poster, words I first wrote on the ALT.NET wiki about two months ago. At the time I when I wrote it, I sat back and thought to myself ...
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    Øredev is different

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    Following in Oren's suit, I wanted to let everyone know that Øredev is one awesome conference, and I am having a real blast! If you know me, then you know I am usually really bad about blogging about conferences I attend. I already have a backlog...
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    On Oxite

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    Lots of posts on Oxite . I won't reiterate what they've said, though Rob Conery has done a great analysis here . I'll just share my own quick brutally honest thoughts. There is no excuse for this. There are tons of folks both internal to Microsoft or...
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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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