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  • Blog Post: Cool New Stuff on CodePlex

    In the last few weeks there have been a number of interesting new projects added to CodePlex that you may want to check out. Resource Application Block Stephen Phillips has just checked in a complete application block to the EntLibContrib project. We haven't got around to packaging together an official...
  • Blog Post: EntLib Contrib September 2007 Release

    In keeping with the p&p team's tradition of naming a release after the month that's just finished, the September 2007 release of EntLib Contrib is now available! EntLib Contrib is the community-driven open source project for extensions to the patterns & practices Enterprise Library. There are...
  • Blog Post: Mapping SQL Server Errors to .NET Exceptions (the fun way!)

    As I mentioned in my last post , I've been having some fun discovering what it's like to use patterns & practices deliverables on a real enterprise application. One of the challenges I've faced was figuring out an exception management strategy that included the ability to convert cryptic database...
  • Blog Post: First Release of EntLib Contrib

    Sorry my blog has been a little quiet lately, as I've been spending most of my time unpacking boxes. While our place is still a bit of a disaster, most of the boxes are finally empty so hopefully I can get back to a bit more blogging. The other thing I'd hoped to be doing (but didn't have enough time...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 3.1 is coming!

    While I've been jetsetting around the world, in Redmond the Enterprise Library team has hard at work putting together the 3.1 release. Before you get too excited, this is really just a maintenance release addressing a small number of issues discovered since the release of 3.0. Here is a summary of the...
  • Blog Post: Help Wanted! "p&p Contrib" is open for business!

    Making our deliverables extensible has always been an important goal for p&p. While we do our best to provide the most flexible and complete solutions as possible, we know we can never meet 100% of your requirements, even within a single domain. To let you travel the "last mile", we use a pluggable...
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