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  • Blog Post: Web Client Developer Guidance

    For the past several months, I ahve been working with Blaine and Francis on the Web Client Developer Guidance project . This project (when we ship) will provide further guidance for web developers who are creating risch responsive web applications. We have spent considerable time focusing on things like...
  • Blog Post: Who is using WCSF?

    Blaine and I would like to ask the community to let us know "who is using WCSF?"  We know that WCSF has been fairly successful based on: WCSF has been downloaded a few times (ok, it is really many thousands of times) The discussion forums on CodePlex are fairly busy Direct customer engagement...
  • Blog Post: Where is WCSF headed?

    Blaine & I have been getting a lot of emails, messages, comments, etc about WCSF.  There are a lot of people interested in a public statement from patterns & practices about the roadmap for WCSF and future support of WCSF, in addition to the "normal" feature requests. Well, we...
  • Blog Post: Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Using the UnityCompositionContainer

    This is the sixth post in a series. The other post include: Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Intro . Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Adding an ICompositionContainer Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Clean Up ICompositionContainer...
  • Blog Post: Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Actually Adding Unity

    This is the fifth post in a series. The other post include: Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Intro . Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Adding an ICompositionContainer Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Clean Up ICompositionContainer...
  • Blog Post: Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Ummmm...Oooops.

    This is the forth post in a series. The other post include Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Intro . Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Adding an ICompositionContainer Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Clean Up ICompositionContainer...
  • Blog Post: Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Clean Up ICompositionContainer

    This is the third post in a series. The other post include Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Intro . Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Adding an ICompositionContainer If you want background, go read the earlier posts. Based upon feedback, I am making the...
  • Blog Post: Web Client Software Factory Guidance Assets are now Available on MSDN

    Some of you may remember that waaaay back in October (and earlier) the Web Client Software Factory team was shipping these things called "bundles". A bundle was all a developer needed to get started and learn about a single concept, like the Model View Presenter pattern in a web application, or contextual...
  • Blog Post: Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity - Intro

    A few weeks ago, I decided I needed to play with the Unity Dependency Injection container . I wanted to see how Chris and the rest of the team had designed it and see how usable the container was. I had seen requests on the Web Client Software Factory project's CodePlex site asking for a Unity version...
  • Blog Post: Data-mining for Code Quality Metrics

    I spent two weeks between full time projects (still working on the 2 part time projects I am on) looking back at the build logs from the past 6 months (or so) trying to figure out what metrics we have, what we should track going forward, and what goals we should have for these metrics. I came up with...
  • Blog Post: The .NET Framework is a bit on the big side.

    As anyone who has ever tried to find docs on MSDN already knows, the .NET Framework is big. Real big. I can see the feedback already: Thanks, Mike for stating the bloody obvious.... Seriously, though, how big is this library that we have been building applications, web sites, critical line-of-business...
  • Blog Post: Web Client Software Factory February 2008 Ships with Side by Side Support

    When we originally released the Web Client Software Factory February 2008, there was an issue for a number of folks. If you had VS2005 installed with the October release of WCSF, you could not install the February release on VS2008 without uninstalling the October version. After some feedback fromcustomers...
  • Blog Post: Web Client Software Factory February 2008 Ships!

    I know that folks have been reading about the Web Client Software Factory on Blaine's blog and on Glenn's blog. Blaine posted about what we planned to include, back in December with Next version of Web Client Software Factory (WCSF) . Glenn had the post at the end of January, Web Client 2.0 closer than...
  • Blog Post: Developing a ASP .NET Control with client capabilities

    Brian J. Cardiff ( from Clarius Consulting) is one of the developers on the Web Client team.  He has asked me to post an article for him, since he does not have a blog (yet). Here it is (with some re-formatting): Developing a ASP .NET Control with client capabilities (using ASP .NET Ajax Extensions...
  • Blog Post: WCSF: Insights and Plans

    There have been a lot of posts recently about WCSF, spurred on by our recent releases.  Here are a few highlights with my comments about each: Developer Hands-on Labs available for WCSF June 2007 Release - Blaine These have been on the back burner.  They had been "almost" done for...
  • Blog Post: More Web Client bundles shipped

    Yesterday, we posted the Composite Web Client Library and the Composite Web Client Automation bundles. The Composite Web Client Library bundle is the source code and binaries (strong named and signed) for the Composite Web Application Block, and a few other useful libraries, including sample ASP.NET...
  • Blog Post: The Contextual AutoComplete Guidance Bundle is Available on CodePlex

    Yesterday, we quietly released the Contextual AutoComplete Bundle on CodePlex. It is available on the WCSF Releases page , which links to the release here . This is the first of the bundles mentioned in my other post about vNext .
  • Blog Post: What has the Web Client Team been doing recently?

    I have not been blogging much recently since I have been leading the Client team here at patterns & practices in working on the Web Client Software Factory vNext. You may have noticed the (almost) weekly code drops on the WCSF CodePlex site . These drops have been in the CodePlex source control system...
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