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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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    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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    Yet another simplification of Prism’s EventAggregator syntax part II–mocking extension methods

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    After my last post , I had quite a healthy discussion with Alex Hung ( @alexhung ) on you guessed it, testability and mocking. Alex’s observation was although my extension methods were easy to use, they were difficult to test. He had gone and implemented...
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    Transparency is in the eye of the beholder

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    My former colleague Tom is always addressing some very interesting issues. Today he decided to broach the issue of transparency with Microsoft and why some people seem to hate us no matter what we do. The post is very through provoking (as always), but...
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    WCSF 1.1 Shipped

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    The wait is over, the June release of Web Client Software Factory has now shipped! As Blaine mentioned in his previous post , the changes included in this release are the following: Guidance package updated to use the February 2007 CTP of GAT/GAX...
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    Way of MEF slides and Code

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    Thanks to everyone who came out to the “Way of MEF” education day in Cupertino. I had a great time and you were an awesome audience. I really appreciate all the great / in-depth questions. It showed that you really were keeping along. I also enjoyed all...
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    S+S and SCSF Better together

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    The past month or so our good friend (and my predecessor) Eugenio has been busy developing a Litware HR Smart Client application (LitwareSC) using the SCSF (see screenshot below). In addition to WPF support, one of the other challenges Eugenio and...
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    Reflections on ALT.NET Seattle, the evening before

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    This weekend I attended the long awaited ALT.NET Seattle, in this post I'll share some of my thoughts from the event. ALT.NET kicked off with an opening session with all the attendees. After a Costco run to stock up on food along with several others...
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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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    POX / XMLHTTP in .NET 2.0

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    Note: This code has now been migrated to a codeplex project. For the latest source and dos go to www.codeplex.com/poxnet . Recently I was working on an internal project that required me to invoke a set of POX ( Plain Old XML ) services from a windows...
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    Prism talk at WPF Bootcamp

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    Some months ago I delivered a talk on "Prism' at the WPF Bootcamp. The talk gives a good overview of why we are doing this work. At the time of this demo it was very early, before we even started on the RI work. It does give a good idea of where we are...
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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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    Exploring interactive application architecture patterns (MVC, MVP, etc)

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    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...
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    Caveats about DeploymentCatalog

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    The information below was wrapped up in my previous post on DeploymentCatalog. As a bunch of folks have been asking questions on this, it seems worth to rip out on it's own. A few caveats about DeploymentCatalog. DeploymentCatalog is a very exciting...
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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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    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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    Heading to Boise Code Camp

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    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...
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    If Acropolis is no more, what's our commitment?

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    Recently there was a question on the forums from Bill Krat asking about p&p's commitment around the future of SCSF/CAB. I can completely understand where Bill is coming from and I am sure many customers are wondering the same thing. For this reason...
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    Help impact the future of MSF

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    Andrew's got his head to the grindstone focusing on what the future picture of MSF guidance looks like in Team System. He needs your help in order to make the guidance "better, more focused, and more relevant". If you've got a tale to tell, he has put...
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    Hosting MEF within application and libraries.

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    As you start to work with MEF one of the fundamental decisions you have to make is how MEF will be hosted. There are several factors which will impact your decision including whether you are building on Silverlight or the Desktop and whether you are building...
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    Get trained on Web Client Software Factory 2.0

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    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...
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    My team on the cover of the Seattle times!

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    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...
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    Tips: Making IE7 put on an IE6 mask

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    If you are like me and using IE7 then you have probably ran into more than a handful of sites that don't recognize your browser. In some cases this doesn't cause any problems, though in others it can be quite problematic. Sometimes you just wish your...
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    PageFlow using Page Modules

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    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...
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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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    MVP Guidance Bundle ships

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    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...
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