S. Somasegar is the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. Learn more about Somasegar.
I’ve written on my blog before about the Microsoft Enterprise Library. Enterprise Library has a long and accomplished history of providing architectural guidance, recommended practices, and reusable components to help developers, architects, and IT professionals efficiently build line-of-business (LOB) systems. Over the years, it's achieved a significant reach, seeing over 4 million downloads and powering many industrial systems.
I’m excited to share that the patterns & practices team has just released Enterprise Library 6.0. This new version not only includes new reusable components (called “application blocks”), but also extends the library’s integration with other technologies (such as with ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web API) and simplifies its learning and usage.
While this 6.0 release is filled with great things to talk about, I want to highlight three in particular:
As has been the case with Enterprise Library in the past, you can easily add to your projects just the blocks you need by using the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio:
You can check out the Enterprise Library at http://entlib.codeplex.com.
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