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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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    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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    Finding the right level of coupling

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    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...
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    Let’s meet for Dinner in London!

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    As I mentioned in my previous post , I am in the UK for the week. Sebastian Lambla (OpenRasta) has been kind enough to organize a dinner so I can meet all my geek friends from the Isles. If are in London near Victoria on Thursday eve, 15-Jul-2010 then...
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    Alot's going on the contrib front!

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    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...
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    Web Client vNext Community Drop

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    The first weekly community drop of our next release of Web Client is on codeplex! This release contains a set of Reference implementations that we are using to flesh out features. I'll follow up with more detailed posts as I just returned from a week...
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    Me + MEF = A new beginning

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    About three months ago, we were on the heels of shipping Prism (Composite Application Guidance). At that time, I went to Don Smith my then manager ecstatically and said "Man I just love being in p&p, this is amazing". What I meant is that I love the...
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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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    Composite Application Guidance, time to ship

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ckaroli/1779555530/ The last time I did one of these posts, I was off on how close we were, by about a month. Well this time that's not the case. At the end of last week we dropped an RC for Composite Application Guidance...
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    “View Model” - the movie, cast your vote.

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardmoross/3064808115/ No we’re not actually making a movie about View Model. If we were I am sure we’d get a low turn-out. :-) However it did get your attention. What we are doing is some serious exploration into how we...
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    Refactoring to a fluent interface

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    Oren has a nice little gem where he introduces a nice refactoring for defining an email message. Fluent Interfaces introduce more a natural language flow to the code and walk you through the workflow of whatever task it is that you are performing. FluentInterfaces...
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    Meffifying Windows Azure

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    Magnus has been off doing some interesting work around integrating MEF with Windows Azure . The first question you might be asking is Why? In his words, he set out to build a template for Windows Azure templates that: enables testability abstracts...
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    Action items from the ALT.NET leadership summit

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    I'll follow up with more, but here's the action items that we're taking away from the summit. Yes, we're going to do an ALT.NET Manifesto!
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    More MEF Samples and launch of MEF contrib.

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    The past few weeks, the momentum has picked up around samples using MEF. In my last post I mentioned a few. Now today two great posts. First, Brad A (my awesome boss) has gone and done a really nice MEF 101 post . Kudos to Brad for finding the time out...
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    Trying to Grok CAB?

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    Just came across this set of posts by Rick Newman which introduces you to the essentials of CAB. I love to see it when the community takes this kind of initiative. First Jeremy's fantastic set of posts , then David's book and now this. This has certainly...
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    Diving in to the workflow ocean

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    One of the great things about this job is that I get to work with a ton of product groups at Microsoft. In just one year I've worked with the .NET 3.0, ASP.NET 2.0, ASP.NET AJAX, SharePoint, VSTO, Windows Mobile, and SQL Server teams to name a few. Coming...
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    Improving blogging efficiency

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    My blog has been pretty dead lately, and I am not happy about it. I have a list of about 10 posts (and growing) that I'd like to do however lately I have been so absorbed in other things (Web Client vNext, customer visits, etc) that I never seem to find...
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    Get ramped up on Orcas Features

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    If you want to get a head start on what features are coming in Orcas (the next version of Visual Studio), I highly recommend checking out Scott Guthrie's post . Scott recently returned from Europe where he delivered talks on many the new features (particularly...
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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 Re-factored, Preview 3 has shipped.

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    We just dropped another release of MEF source. This one includes some significant changes that we're excited about. 1. We're now completely MS-PL!!! The StructuredValues dll dependency is now removed. Your free to use the source how you like on Windows...
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    Blaine and me talking about patterns and practices

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    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...
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    WCSF, SaaS and multi-tenancy

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    About five years ago I worked for a company where we implemented a web-based enterprise SaaS solution for supply chain. In those days we didn't know it was SaaS, and we called ourselves an ASP (Application Service Provider). However, if it smells like...
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    Tom Hollander is leaving p&amp;p

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    I am a mixture of sadness and happiness to find out that my new colleague Tom Hollander, of Enterprise Library fame is leaving p&p. Tom is an icon in the developer community and his leaving will be a great loss. In addition to being the primary driver...
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    Adding vcard support and bookmarked URIs for specific representations with WCF Web Apis

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    REST is primarily about 2 things, Resources and Representations. If you’ve seen any of my recent talks you’ve probably seen me open Fiddler and how our ContactManager sample supports multiple representations including Form Url Encoded, Xml, Json and yes...
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    Ruby on Rails on the DLR, getting closer

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    Just caught this little gem from John Lam on Twitter This is very good news.
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    Talking about Prism with InfoQ

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    Recently at the ALT.NET Summit, I got a chance to sit down with Greg Young to discuss the work we've been doing in our new Composite Application Guidance (Prism). In the interview we talk about the guidance, what technical and architectural challenges...
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