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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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    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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    Entity Framework Webinar

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    Ward Bell just told me about this little gem. IdeaBlade has an upcoming MSDN Magazine webinar entitled "Introduction to the Entity Framework and LINQ". LINQ is the new query language that is shipping as part of .NET 3.5 and provides language...
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    Upcoming talks

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    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...
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    Dinner in Tel Aviv days before Tech-Ed 2008

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    I am writing this from the keynote for Tech-Ed Israel, with my co-presenter Ohad sitting on my left. So far the trip has been great. Upon arrival and after passing through customs, I was happily surprised to find Ohad waiting for me. He's been a fantastic...
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    'Prism' launches on CodePlex

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    Some time ago we announced that patterns & practices was going to be delivering a new set of guidance for building composite applications in WPF. A lot has happened since then, least of which is coming up with a new codename "Prism". Just last week...
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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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    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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    How Prism supports using multiple IOC containers

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    Today we received the following question / comment on our forums around our strategy for supporting multiple containers in Prism. This is something that I believe is on the minds of other folks using Prism. Below is a portion of the thread which you can...
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    Brian Noyes thoughts on Prism

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    Brian Noyes from IDesign is one of the great folks helping us in the design and development of Prism. Brian brings a breadth of experience with WPF, and has worked significantly with CAB. He also was the author of the click-once integration pieces in...
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    PrismShouldNotReferenceUnity

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    Clarification: We are not against using Unity, the Prism RI uses Unity, and we've been very happy with it's implementation. We are after all one of Unity's first internal customers. On the other hand, we want to make it easier for customers to use their...
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    SCSF 2008 - go get it!

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    After many months of promising , the wait is over. Smart Client Software Factory for Visual Studio 2008 has shipped! (not shiped) Highlights of the new release include: Runs on GAT/GAX 1.4 Full support for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Supports Entlib...
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    YAAP - Yet another ALT.NET post

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    If you head on over to altdotnet.org, the above message is what you'll find. Recently, there's been a ton of posts from a list of people too long to recount here (though David Laribee is at the top of the list) about the recent ALT.NET gathering. Hopefully...
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    New Performance Testing Guidance

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    My colleague J.D. just posted that we've shipped to MSDN the Performance Testing guidance for Web Applications . This is the same guidance that was previously available on CodePlex. Looking at the TOC, this looks like the name is wrong, and it should...
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    Ward Bell shares his perspective on the new Composite Client

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    Ward just did an excellent post sharing his thoughts on our new WPF Composite Client, Acropolis and CAB. If you don't know Ward and you are a CAB customer, you should. Ward is the VP of Product Management for IdeaBlade , one of our partners and the makers...
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    Arriving in Barcelona, a traveler's tale

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    <warning>Non techy stuff follows</warning> This year we decided to bring the whole family to Barcelona for Tech-Ed Developers 2007. In this case whole family equals one more than last year. Let's see using anonymous types and the new c# initializer...
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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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    Don't assume you are speaking in a small room

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    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"...
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    Personal retrospective on 2007, one long iteration

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    Happy new Year! As the 2007 comes to a close and we start off 2008,I thought it would be fitting to a do a retrospective on how things went for me. In agile software development, retrospectives are meetings usually held at the end of each iteration where...
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    You never know who reads your blog

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    I just happened to check some of my comments that were marked as possibly spam and this is what I came across. Apparently Socrates, Hermes and Zeus are all avid readers!
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    me@codebetter

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    Hi guys I have a new blog on CodeBetter.com .  I plan on using it to focus on general software engineering practices, reflections on how we build software in p&p, and tales of woe and success from my pre-Microsoft days. I'll also post about my...
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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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    DevTeach Vancouver sessions (NOT)

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    DevTeach is going on this week in Vancouver and kicking off tomorrow. Around this time tomorrow (12:30am) people will probably winding down from Jeffery's Party with Palermo . I'm happy to have been invited to attend DevTeach and deliver three talks in...
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    Paulo Morgado speaks on Geek Speak

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      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...
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    Tweaking the WCSF Validation Bundle

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    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...
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    Seattle CodeCamp Recap

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    Like all good things, sadly Seattle CodeCamp has come to an end. I had a great time and enjoyed hanging out with all the CodeCampers. I particularly enjoyed hearing about the different challenges customers are facing in their implementations. I also took...
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