I am starting to feel pressure to finish up slides for my presentation at the upcoming TechEd in Barcelona. I will be talking about framework architecture and design. Here is the abstract I took from the conference’s site:

WIN304 Framework Engineering: Architecting, Designing, and Developing Reusable Libraries  

This session covers the main aspects of reusable library design: API design, architecture, and general framework engineering processes. Well-designed APIs are critical to the success of reusable libraries, but there are other aspects of framework development that are equally important, yet not widely covered in literature. Organizations creating reusable libraries often struggle with the process of managing dependencies, compatibility, and other design processes so critical to the success of modern frameworks. Come to this session and learn about how Microsoft creates its frameworks. The session is based on experiences from the development of the .NET Framework and Silverlight, and will cover processes Microsoft uses in the development of managed frameworks.  

I am super excited about the talk, which I want to make into a continuation to the API design pre-con I did with Brad Abrams at the last PDC (BTW, the same content is available here). The PDC talk was about designing the API surface, but there is so much more to framework design!

I am also excited coming back to the wonderful city of Barcelona. Last time I was there, believe it or not, I was on the Polish swimming team competing in the Olympics (see #13). I hope this trip will bring back some memories from the other and completely different “career” I had in the past.