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  • 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: Guidance on SharePoint

    You all might be amazed by the number of emails, messages, and calls I get asking for any of the following: Guidance on SharePoint Requests to add SharePoint Guidance to WCSF Requests to add "Office applications" support to SCSF Well, I can finally help out folks looking for guidance on how to build...
  • Blog Post: Proof of Concept: a simple DI solution for ASP.NET WebForms

    Chris Tavares and I were chatting yesterday morning about an idea Chris had: building a simple, reusable Http Module that gives folks DI scoped to the Application, Session, and Request. Yesterday afternoon, during the p&p Dev team's weekly "Code Kata" we threw together a spike/proof of concept in...
  • 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: 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: Clarification on Changes in CWAB's Dependency Injection

    David Hayden recently posted ( ObjectBuilder WorkItem - Just Implement Windsor Features ), in which he misunderstood one of my comments about the changes in DI that were made in CWAB: On a similar note, Michael Puleio seems almost apologetic in his post about breaking changes in the Composite Web Application...
  • 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: Breaking Changes in the Composite Web Application Block

    With the initial January release of the Web Client Software Factory , and with the subsequent June update, we received a lot of feedback. Some of this feedback was good, some was not as good, and some of the feedback was feature requests. We actually took this feedback, and have made changes to both...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Projects that the Community can participate in...

    Glenn posted about two new projects on CodePlex : WCSFContrib SCSFContrib These two projects are there to allow the community to post contributions, extensions, modules, etc that others can use. They compliment Enterprise Library Contrib , which Tom has already posted about . Enjoy.
  • Blog Post: What should we build in WCSF vNext?

    Glenn is opening up some discussion about what we should build in the next release of WCSF . We have some ideas, but we want to hear from you. Please post your ideas, requests, and replies to Glenn's blog .
  • Blog Post: Schedule Updates

    Blaine has a great post on updates for the schedules for Smart Client Software Factory May 2007 and Web Client Software Factory 1.1 . All I can say is that the delay in SCSF was for two very good reasons, and the community will be happier with the results of the delay.
  • Blog Post: Call for Feedback

    There are two areas we are looking for feedback from the community, software factories and possible functionality the Web Client Software Factory. In the past year or so, patterns & practices has released five factories. Glenn , Tom , and Don have requested feedback ( via a survey ) on software...
  • Blog Post: Updates on the Web Client Software Factory

    Blaine has two recent posts on the Web Client Software Factory: WCSF Workshop Available on CodePlex Voting early and often results in a planned point release of WCSF with EntLib 3.0 These posts should show that we are listening to the community, and are doing our best to respond to community requests...
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