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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: Unity 1.0 released!

    Unity is out. Check out the official release page at msdn . I'm testing the final bits and in the next few days I'll post my thoughts about it... stay tuned!
  • Blog Post: Now on MSDN...

    This blog is now cross posting some content on MSDN ....
  • 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: Unity release postponed

    According to Grigori , the RTM version of Unity has been postponed to April 7, rather than March 15 (Well.. i guess everybody was already noticing that there wasn't any release at March 15, right?) Meanwhile, the last weekly drop is still the March 12 one .
  • 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: EntLib4 and Unity Roadmap

    It's public ! Unity 1.0 RTM : 15th March (Next day to Portuguese Techdays Unity Demo: http://www.techdays.pt/session/2008/dev09.aspx ) EntLib 4 CTP : 15th March (Application blocks integration with Unity still not provided, but Object Builder 2.0 will be available) EntLib 4 RTM : somewhere in mid-end...
  • 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: 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: Visual Studio 2008 shipped

    It's now official . And what a better day to born a revolution! (private joke, sorry!). Visual Studio 2008 can now be downloaded from Msdn. From my point of view, .Net Framework 3.5 is one of the major revolutions since the .Net era . I remember that when .Net was born, one were saying that it would...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft & Open Source

    It's official : OSI approved Ms-Pl and Ms-Rl , after Microsoft submitted those on August 10th. No more doubts! Code released under Ms-Pl or Ms-Ri are finally considered as adhering to the OSD . These are great news. In my point of view, this is the turn of a page in history and a sign that Microsoft...
  • 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: Live Earth @ MSN

    Mr. Bill just sent us a reminder, and I couldn't miss it! This year, MSN is sponsoring Live Earth and concerts from all over the world are being broadcasted during 24 hours , from seven continents with more than 150 world top bands! Being a little ceptic about the chance to really have a good experience...
  • Blog Post: WPF and Sensors

    This is kind of old, but while navigating in the Windows Client video tutorials, I found a nice video from Lee Brimelow, demonstrating a WPF Application controlled by 3 analog sensors . It worths the view... If you think this is fun, just get a look to WiiBot !
  • 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: 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...
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