My colleague Philippe’s blog brought this to my attention: a knowledge base on Application Architecture with literally tons of documents.
patterns & practices Application Architecture KB Including: Application Types (Archetypes), Architecture and Design, Cheat Sheets, 4 pocket guides and much more.
One part of the knowledge base is specifically interesting for decisions on the type of presentation technologies for a rich internet or web application.
Have you wondered in some cases and struggled to make the right decision? Should you use ASP.NET, Winforms, Ajax, Silverlight, WPF or even XBAPs? This whitepaper will really be a welcome aid.
I especially find the Cheat Sheet useful for comparing features of the different technologies: Cheat Sheet: Presentation Technology Matrix.
The Patterns & Practices group at Microsoft has just released Unity for Silverlight, which is the “Unity Application Block 1.2” ported to Silverlight 2.
Unity Application Block 1.2 for Silverlight - December 2008
It was great fun presenting the Web Platform overview to the folks over at the Microsoft Web Hosting Roadshow this Tuesday 9th of December. I know a lot of you were PHP developers so I hope it was a useful overview of the Microsoft technologies. Scroll down to the post if you want to download the slides. The slides and information for the other sessions are available on www.microsoft-web.net.
To start I would like to highlight some of the resources regarding PHP integration:
I also want to point out some of the resources I mentioned during the presentation:
The Silverlight demos
And here are the slides for download:
Looking for some hands-on experience with Silverlight? The Belgian Silverlight User Group is organizing a workshop for their second event on January 15th 2009. This is an event where you get to bring your own laptop along and build a small Silverlight 2 application, learning some nice tips and tricks along the way.
And you can stay after the workshop for a nice New Year’s drink. No reason to miss this event!
Date: January 15th 2009 Location: PIH, Graaf Karel de Goedelaan 5, B-8500 Kortrijk
18.00 – 20.00
20.00 – ...
New Year’s drink
Check out the details and registration on the BESUG site.
Pieter is a very active member of the Belgian .NET community, being vice-president of the VISUG user group and a very active blogger. Only last week he gave a presentation at the VISUG event giving an overview of the new features of VSTS “Rosario” 2010.
As you might know Visual Studio Team System is really his thing. In addition to his .NET blog Pieter has now started a new blog especially dedicated the subject: www.intovsts.net. Launched just yesterday but already packed with quite a few posts.
Keep up the good work and good luck with the new blog Pieter!