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  • Blog Post: Check out the Web Client Guidance

    If you've not come across the Web Client Guidance that patterns & practices have been working on, now is the time to head on over to their CodePlex site; http://webclientguidance.codeplex.com/ The team have been really busy pulling together resources, advice, and guidance on a lot of topics...
  • Blog Post: Do you need web client development help?

    Then tell us what you need! Blaine has blogged a link to a survey that patterns & practices will use to help them understand what challenges that are affecting you the most... so that they can choose the right areas to focus effort in providing guidance. If you’ve got a couple of minutes spare...
  • Blog Post: Blueprints Update

    This is late news as I’ve been busy recently, but if you’ve been following Blueprints make sure you read Michael’s post here . They’re evolving into something else, that I’m sure will be even more exciting... I’ll be staying tuned so no doubt I’ll shout up when I hear more.
  • Blog Post: Blueprints Example: View-Presenter, Part 2

    This article follows on from part 1 , so make sure you know how far we got. Basically we can generate a project according to our required template, so next we want to be able to add a new View-Presenter enabled Web Page to the project. We’ll do this using some T4 text templates – one for each file...
  • Blog Post: Blueprints Example: View-Presenter, Part 1

    I’m sure I’ve warned you before – I’m a big believer in Software Factories… but I’ve been quiet about this for a while now. That’s because I’ve been waiting for the ‘next big thing’… enter stage left: “Blueprints”! I had the pleasure of attending a talk that Michael Lehman and Jezz Santos gave in...
  • Blog Post: Are you using the WCSF?

    Have you been using the Web Client Software Factory ? Or have you tried it and not adopted it? Or have you used some of the bundle content but not the whole factory? Michael Puleio has just started a thread on codeplex requesting feedback on who is using the factory , and talks about it briefly in...
  • Blog Post: WCSF Application Architecture 3: Model View Presenter

    This article is part of a series; · WCSF Application Architecture 1: Introduction · WCSF Application Architecture 2: Application Controller Model View Presenter The MVP pattern is effectively an evolution of Model View Controller, and is mainly geared at improving the structure and testability...
  • Blog Post: WCSF Application Architecture 2: Application Controller

    This article is part of a series; · WCSF Application Architecture 1: Introduction So why do we have patterns? I think it is basically to reuse good designs, and to adopt a common terminology when discussing software. But so often the subtleties of patterns are difficult to get right, and this causes...
  • Blog Post: WCSF Application Architecture 1: Introduction

    [ Edit ] By popular demand (well, one request!) I've added links to all the articles in this series here; WCSF Application Architecture 1: Introduction (this post) WCSF Application Architecture 2: Application Controller WCSF Application Architecture 3: Model View Presenter WCSF Application Architecture...
  • Blog Post: Software Factories 2.0

    If you’ve missed it, there is a new blog dedicated to the Software Factory initiative available here . I’d recommend reading Jack Greenfield’s post entitled “ Software Factories 2.0 ” – in which he covers the current thinking on Microsoft’s Software Factory initiative. There’s more to come, so sign...
  • Blog Post: Web Service Software Factory February 2008 Ships!

    Following on from my last post, some top news for Web Service developers - the WSSF February 2008 release has just shipped. Check out the landing page and the community site . This release adds the all important Visual Studio 2008 support.
  • Blog Post: Web Client Software Factory February 2008 Ships!

    Great news from Glenn ... The WCSF February 2008 release (i.e. 2.0) has just shipped. Check out the landing page and the community site . This release has addressed many of the top feature requests, supports Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5, includes more guidance, quickstarts and how-to walkthroughs...
  • Blog Post: February 2008 GAX and GAT

    Just a quick note as I’ve had my body pretty much surgically attached to my laptop and various (geeky) books recently... normal service will be resumed soon hopefully J Anyway, some great news for Software Factories; the Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) and Guidance Automation Toolkit (GAT) [...
  • Blog Post: WCSF 2.0 Around the Corner

    If you haven’t found it already, Glenn Block has posted a great summary of what is included in the Web Client Software Factory 2.0 ... which is apparently just around the corner. And Paulo Morgado has been posting all sorts of demo code relating to using the WCSF bundles. Sit down and get comfortable...
  • Blog Post: The ASP.NET MVC framework, using the WCSF as a yardstick!

    Well, right up until this morning I was planning on blogging about the similarities and differences between the patterns used by the Web Client Software Factory (WCSF) and the up and coming ASP.NET MVC Framework ... and then I saw Glenn’s post linking to this great article on patterns used to structure...
  • Blog Post: WPF Composite Client

    Some top news has been circulating over the past few days or so - Glenn Block has a good summary . Basically there are plans for p&p to produce guidance on building Composite Applications with WPF - new guidance built from the ground up, learning lessons from all the projects and deliverables in...
  • Blog Post: Packaging Software Factories

    Jezz Santos has posted an announcement on a series of white papers becoming available on the MSDN Architecture Center covering the packaging and building of Software Factories - the first installment has been published already and is entitled " Packaging With Visual Studio 2005 ". This should be a...
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