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  • Blog Post: DevDays09 – WIN406 – Dependency Injection with Enterprise Library 4.1 – Attendees Resources

    I would like to thank all who attended WIN406 – Dependency Injection with Enterprise Library 4.1 . I hope your time in the session was worth the investment. If I’ve been successful, you already downloaded Unity and can’t wait to use it on your current project, right?! :) For me it has been a wonderful...
  • Blog Post: Unity 1.2 and PIAB: Creating a Unity Extension that auto configures the container with PIAB policies

    Following my last post around Unity and PIAB , and as already mentioned, PIAB policies have to be explicitly applied to a Unity Container. But what about if you want to apply always the PIAB policies to your container? Easy, apply an extension that does that for you: using System; using System.Collections...
  • Blog Post: Unity 1.2 and PIAB: How to configure the container with the PIAB policies

    Here’s a common question that normally arises when you start to use the new Unity 1.2 interception with PIAB. Common Facts: You are using Unity 1.2 You added the new Microsoft.Practices.Unity.InterceptionExtension.Interception to Unity You configured some policies in PIAB ex: Cache for some namespace...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 4.1 and Unity 1.2 are out!

    The P&P team just release a bunch of changes on EntLib 4 and Unity. Finally, PIAB is now integrated with Unity! Check out at: Enterprise Library 4.1 - October 2008 Unity Application Block 1.2 - October 2008 Soon, I’ll try to post some impressions about this Unity release…
  • Blog Post: Leaving Google and returning to Microsoft

    Sergey Solyanik left Google and is back to Microsoft. His post on the subject is just... hum.. pragmatic ! Here are my favorite parts of the post: (bold format is my responsibility) (...) "First, I love multiple aspects of the software development process. I like engineering, but I love the business...
  • Blog Post: Techdays Portugal 2008 - DEV09 - Life at Microsoft - The truth revealed

    For those who attended DEV09 and asked me the video source: Life At Microsoft - The Truth Revealed And for those who didn't understand why the video at the beginning of the session.. well.. it was just a teaser so I could get the audience's attention! :)
  • Blog Post: Miguel Madeira @ Gasp Bloggers

    Miguel, a GASP fellow, finally migrated his blog to the Gasp website . Please welcome Miguel and check his feed !
  • Blog Post: Live Maps Bird's Eye last update at Portugal

    WOW Now we're talking!
  • Blog Post: Unity Feb CTP is out!!!

    Finally, the so expected EntLib Dependency Injection implementation is out . Dependency Injection is, IMHO, the most important design pattern on extensible software design. But unfortunately, Enterprise Library previously lacked the support of a lightweight Dependency Container, even if Object Builder...
  • Blog Post: Tip: How to enable Text Editor Guide Lines in Visual Studio

    Something I normally get annoyed when reviewing others code is when I have to scroll horizontally. Even when activating "Wrap", code doesn't look "sharp" and clear. A not well known feature of Visual Studio (2002/3/5/8) is the ability to add a Guide Line to the text editor, which would show a visible...
  • Blog Post: Note for myself: Live Communications Server & Certificates

    This post saved my day .
  • Blog Post: A Gasp fellow at geekSpeak

    Paulo Morgado , a GASP fellow, is presenting a Webcast tomorrow about Web Client Software Factory. This webcast is provided by geekSpeak . Paulo is known by his expertise in this kind of factories, so I'm sure this is a must attend webcast!
  • Blog Post: Fixing usbperf event 2004 (Usbperf data collection failed. Collect function called with usupported Query Type)

    This was annoying me: Log Name: Application Source: usbperf Date: 09-01-2008 10:54:18 Event ID: 2004 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: XXX Description: Usbperf data collection failed. Collect function called with usupported Query Type. Fortunately, it can be solved...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 and 2003 Side-by-Side

    Just to mention that VS 2008 completely supports a non-intrusive-side-by-side installation with VS 2003. So, if you still want to evaluate while you don't take the migration path, this is a possible scenario. Although, don't forget that VS 2008 can also compile to 2.0 target, meaning.. that you can...
  • Blog Post: Source Code Outliner Power Toy

    The VS Core team developed a great power toy for Visual Studio that provides a tree view of C#/VB.NET source code. Source Code Outliner is available at Codeplex . Give a look...
  • Blog Post: .Net 3.5, Silverlight, Internet Service Bus and WS-Federation

    Wow, the world is really moving faster! In 2 weeks, great news are emerging: WinFx .Net Framework 3.5 Omri unveils the new features of .Net 3.5 , and beta 1 is launched! Between some awesome features, Durable Services is the one which really called my attention! OASIS is calling for members in the WS...
  • Blog Post: Loving Linux and working for Microsoft

    Matthew Emma was a "Linux Warrior" and now performs at the LCAIT Test Team @ Readmond . His testimonial really deserves a reading...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2007 - ARC204 - TSLOI (2/3), by Beat Schwegler

    Today, there are a lot of simultaneous sessions that I wanted to see. Unfortunately, that made me select only one of the 3 tracks Beat was rolling this year. Beat talked about the power of Business Catalog Data (BCD) and it's integration with LOB data. I must say this really rocks, even if the tools...
  • Blog Post: Joining the Company...

    Starting tomorrow, I'm wearing a blue badge. With this change, my career is returning to a more technical path, leaving some management functions behind as one of the most difficult journeys in my life, but also as the most rewarding, since I learned a lot in the last months. From technical skills...
  • Blog Post: Software Projects Methodology @ Real World

    Hugo Ribeiro , Area Director @ Primavera BSS , is posting a series of posts about Software Engineering. Real interesting content, since he is posting about REAL experiences and not theoretic methodologies. It deserves a reading, to check out difficulties, approaches, doubts and conclusions that a real...
  • Blog Post: Rockford Lhotka ramblings

    Through Hugo , I found a great post from Rockford Lhotka , the author of " Expert C# 2005 Business Objects ". There is one specific sentence, which resumes all I think about software development: "For my part, I've become very pragmatic. The greatest ideas in the world tend to fall flat in real life...
  • Blog Post: GASP ArchCamp 2007

    GASP will organize an Architecture Camp @ Coimbra at 24/25 February 2007. Since this is the first time we organize an event with this dimension, this will be private to GASP members (around 30 across the country). In the future, maybe we open the event to public members. Meanwhile, the event blog...
  • Blog Post: WCF: now on devices!

    Remember this ? Now read this ...
  • Blog Post: Portugal is Iron Architect!

    João Martins , a GASP member, is the Iron Architect winner for Tech.Ed 2006! This is a big moment for the IT Portuguese community, since we're having a Portuguese running for an MCA certification!
  • Blog Post: Let's Teched!

    My new management functions are pulling me away from last technology news, but I will definitely not lose Teched this year! There are so many new buzz this year, that I feel that Teched will be the culmination of a lot of new software products. Some I'm just remembering: DSL GAT Biztalk...
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