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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 is Live!

    This might be interesting for all the architects that want to do things structurally. Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 is ready to download , basic description goes like this: “Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist software developers...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Feature Builder Power Tool

    A new power tool named Feature Builder for Visual Studio 2010 was just published on the Visual Studio gallery site . This power tool helps you easily create rich Visual Studio extensions which you can share with others on the Visual Studio Gallery. These extensions can include tools (Visual Studio automation...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, 2nd Edition

    I just had the time to quickly review the 2nd Edition of Microsoft Application Architecture Guide . It was published already back in Oct’09 and it thoroughly describes all key aspects of the Application Architecture on Microsoft Platform. Available freely on-line or via Amazon , Barnes & Noble or...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio TFS Branching Guide 2010

    Source Code Control (SCC) is a necessity for almost any advanced software development project (meaning that there are more than 3 developers working on it) and it brings many, many benefits (old news, right). But in order to properly support your project with the ALM tools (that include SCC as one of...
  • Blog Post: Talmia Process Automation for Team Foundation Server

    I just watched this video of a really great product by a VSIP partner GamCom called Talmia. It is a fascinating product, that really enhanced VSTS set of products. Here is a short description: Talmia is an innovative ALM process automation and reporting tool for Team Foundation Server. It uses...
  • Blog Post: From the Capital of Norway to SQL Server

    Modeling tools and frameworks, previously known under code name “Oslo” , will be renamed to SQL Server Modeling. At PDC next week a SQL Server Modeling CTP will be available, so hopefully everyone will be able to check the bits out. If you want to know more, I suggest you to read Doug Purdy’s blog post...
  • Blog Post: Patterns & Practices: Developing SharePoint Applications

    SharePoint is definitely becoming one of the main application platforms for developers, who can leverage all their existing knowledge of the .NET and ASP.NET to create great LOB and collaboration applications. What I recently came across is the newly released Patterns & Practices Guide on developing...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC V2 Preview 1 Released

    The ASP.NET team has released a first public preview of the ASP.NET MVC Version 2 and it can be downloaded here . For the quick overview of the new features including Areas Support DataAnnotation Validation Support jQuery Validation Plugin (coming later) Strongly Typed UI Helpers UI Templating Support...
  • Blog Post: Application Architecture Guide Cheat Sheets

    I was just revisiting Application Architecture Guide on CodePlex and found Technology Cheat Sheets (look under Appendix) excellent reference when deciding about which technology to use in a certain part of your application. So go check the details about pros and cons of a certain approach under these...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC RC1 is available

    Get it on ASP.NET MVC site . A short description of the pattern from the mentioned site: “The Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern separates an application into three main components: the model, the view, and the controller. The ASP.NET MVC framework provides an alternative to the ASP.NET...
  • Blog Post: Biztalk 2009 Public Beta available

    I have just had time to catch up on some news around Biztalk Server and implementation of Enterprise Service Bus. If you are really keen on getting up-to-speed with the latest release of Biztalk Server 2009, you can access a public Beta through Microsoft Connect Site . What is new in BizTalk Server 2009...
  • Blog Post: Unity Application Block (for Silverlight)

    Another interesting piece of code was currently released that can help you maintain and control complex object dependencies in your code by dependency injection. That can lead to a more simplified code and can help you with easier creation of object dependencies and enable you to control object lifetimes...
  • Blog Post: Application Architecture Guide v 2.0 (beta 1)

    I really like the Microsoft Patterns & Practices team with their guides (whole books, free to download) on how to build software solutions in a proper way. Recently (couple of days ago) they have published a new version (2.0) of the Application Architecture Guide . It is a must for all architects...
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