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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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    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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    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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    WSS 3.0 Developer content

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    For a long time we've been showing SharePoint developers " no love " in Microsoft Learning. Well this year that's going to change. A while back I posted our training product roadmap which includes several waves of SharePoint developer products. I am happy...
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    CommonServiceLocator for MEF, a service is a service.

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    Today, I finally got around to uploading a CommonServiceLocator adapter for MEF. The code is actually quite simple thanks to Chris Tavares providing ServiceLocatorImplBase. (Updated thanks to feedback from several folks) public class MefServiceLocator...
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    MEF Preview 5, changes and enhancements

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    We recently shipped MEF preview 5 on Codeplex , an exciting release. In the latest release, you’ll find we’ve made quite a few changes, and some really powerful enhancements to our previous codebase. In this post, I’ll talk about those changes in detail...
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    Bringing MEF and REST love to the UK and at FEST 10

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    Next week I’m coming to the UK where I’ll be spreading the MEF love at FEST 10 and in events in a few other cities. I’ll also be talking about REST and the new work we are doing in WCF to provide a better experience for building RESTful systems. Below...
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    Learn CWAB David Hayden style

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    It's great to see all the initiative the community is taking in educating others on the factories. The newest addition is David Hayden. David's been doing a series of small bite-size screencasts on WCSF specifically CWAB. What I like about the ones I...
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    Using DataContracts with WCF Web API

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    A few folks have been asking if it is possible to serialize/deserialize using the DataContractSerializer. Rest assured, yes it is possible. Now whether or not it is the easiest/most intuitive model well that it is a different question. If you read to...
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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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    MEF day in SF, “The Way of MEF, the Path to Enlightenment”

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    On Saturday June 12th I am stoked to be coming to the SF bay area on behalf of the Bay.Net UG where I���ll be delivering a full day on MEF! We’re going to cover a world of topics as you can see from the list below. 1. How to lazily instantiate parts to...
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    Open sourced .NET libraries in Mono

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    Recently Miguel did a post that made me smile. He talked about several libraries from Microsoft which were released under an OSS license and thus incorporated into the Mono tree and ship as part of Mono 2.8. I smiled for two reasons. One, I was happy...
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    Exploring Barcelona, Day 1

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    Saturday. After a late wake up due to the "Adventures in getting my daughter to go sleep" episode, we started off our first day. You'd think we would have been spending the day touring throughout this beautiful city. Fat chance, instead we spent...
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    What is DSL anyway?

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    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...
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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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    ASP.NET AJAX decisions for WCSF vNext

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    Alot of our customers have been asking about ASP.NET AJAX support for WCSF, as a matter of fact it's the most highly voted upon work item in our issue tracker. Now that we've heard you on the importance of this feature, the next question is what type...
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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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    Open-generic support in MEF Contrib

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    A while ago I said it couldn’t be done, at least without hacky string parsing. Folks weren’t happy and they let us know it including Oren . Our team know the power that open-generic support brings to systems, but at the time there was no clean way to...
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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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    Video of Scott Guthrie's MVC demo at ALT.NET

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    Just got this off of Twitter from Brad . Scott Hansleman posted a Silverlight video of Scott Guthrie demonstrating MVC to ALT.NET Crowd. See it here .
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    Announcing the patterns and practices Patterns Factory

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    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...
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    A few (well maybe more than a few) things about me

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    Hi. My name is Glenn Block and I've been at Microsoft for almost a year. I came from the dev world where I worked in mostly small companies and startups for the past 10 years (and 1 or 2 large orgs) as a software engineer and architect. Coding is my passion...
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    Reflections on ALT.NET Seattle, breakfast

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    What do you do before you head over to a day of grueling open-space sessions? Why head to Ruby's diner for breakfast of course. Here's my table with Jeremy Miller , Jason Grundy and Jarod Ferguson . We weren't the only ones who showed up....
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    Being fueled by developer passion

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    Tonite I came across this really nice post from Kelly (@kellabyte ) on how passion drives her to continually learn and explore. She also talks about how a simple idea ends up igniting the fires and quickly spawns into putting in a lot of late nights ...
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    Taking HTTP support in WCF to the next level

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    If you are building for the web and the cloud, then you know that HTTP is important. WCF is no stranger to HTTP. Since .NET 3.5, we’ve been continually delivering capabilities in the platform to enable developers to expose services as resources over HTTP...
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    WCSF and SCSF Knowledgebase

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    Within the client program, we create a lot of guidance in the form of blog posts, codeplex pages, etc that are around our deliverables. Often these posts have a BANG when they go out but are then lost into the abyss of other posts. These posts have huge...
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