As you hopefully know by now, the first community release of our Web Service Software Factory is now available at http://practices.gotdotnet.com/projects/svcfactory. Don and Tom provided a good overview as to what a Software Factory is on the GotDotNet workspace.
The Service Factory is a cohesive collection of various forms of guidance that have been built with the primary goal of helping you build high quality connected solutions in a more consistent way with less effort. In addition to the forms of guidance you may have already seen from the patterns & practices team, there is a new form of guidance in here, called a guidance package, that allows guidance to be automated from inside Visual Studio 2005 through the use of a wizard-based dialog than can be modified (by an architect perhaps) to fit the needs of a specific solution.
As you prepare to evaluate and provide feedback on our workspace I thought it would be worth mentioning some of the characteristics of this Service Factory that I think you might be interested in. Some of these are visible in our first community release, and others will become increasingly visible over the next couple of weeks and months.
Service Factory characteristics:
These characteristics are of course in addition to those inherant to all P&P guidance - which of course aims to increase the quality of your deliverables, increase developer productivity and consistency… So, if your software factory is looking pre-industrial grab our Service Factory and enter a new era of efficiency allowing you to capitalize on your investments in architecture…
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Interesting post, haven't used it yet but after reading this will give it a try. Thanks.
Great post, really helped and has given me a nice idea for a project! Thanks.
It is a major problem, glad to of found a solution. Thanks.
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