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    EntLib: The Motion Picture

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    TheServerSide.NET has finally released a video interview with myself and Ed Jezierski that was recorded back in February. Of course we're much older and wiser now, but the content should still be interesting - the interview discusses how we made some...
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    Wojtek Kozaczynski joins the blogsphere

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    Wojtek Kozaczynski , software architect in PAG, industry legend and general thorn in my side (or maybe it's me who is the thorn in his side), has finally started his own blog. Wojtek is a very smart and funny bloke so we can expect to see some good things...
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    A new webcast and a new deliverable

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    This Thursday, April 21st at 11am Pacific time (6pm UTC), I will be co-presenting a webcast with Wojtek Kozaczynski and Harry Pierson called Packaging Design and Architecture Guidance for Visual Studio . In this webcast we will be announcing an interesting...
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    New patch for Enterprise Library released

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    Although we all wish this wasn't the case, bugs do slip through the cracks from time to time. We recently found a memory leak issue in the Enterprise Library Configuration Application Block, which is used by all of the other blocks. The good news is we...
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    Managing Enterprise Library in your organization

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    As more people start using Enterprise Library, a lot of people are starting to ask some great questions about the best way to manage this resource within their organizations. Even though we designed EntLib to be used on projects in large organizations...
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    Jobs at patterns & practices

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    Do you like the work we do, and would you like to be a part of it? Or even better, have you got your own ideas on how to make our deliverables even better? Then read on - patterns & practices is looking for some fresh faces! Specifically, we have...
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    Comments on the EntLib/Log4Net feature and performance comparison

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    I know a few people have been waiting to hear our team's thoughts on Loren Halvorson's comparision of the Enterprise Library Logging & Instrumentation Application Block and Log4Net . So here goes... First, let me state that we do not consider Enterprise...
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    Localization anyone?

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    Having recently made the move from Australia to the United States, I'm acutely aware that the world is not all the same. Even though people here speak the same language (kind of :-), there are lots of little differences in things like culture, spelling...
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    UIP - how did that work out for you?

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    The User Interface Process Application Block (UIP) is an interesting beast. I know it's got a strong following based on the number of people who have asked me when this block will be given the Enterprise Library treatment. On the other hand I've also...
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    p&p goes multimedia

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    Ron Jacobs , another product manager in the patterns & practices team, has been busy putting together some great multimedia content. This includes the first in a series of podcasts (if you haven't heard of podcasting, don't feel bad - I hadn't either...
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    Instrumentation in Enterprise Library

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    Edit: This content applies only to the 1.x (January 2005 and June 2005) releases of Enterprise Library. Instrumentation behaves differently in the 2.x (January 2006) release. Much of this has already been discussed in other forums, but there seems...
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    Enterprise Library vNext - what would you like to see?

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    So now that Enterprise Library has been out for 2 weeks, I'm assuming that you're all experts now :-). So what better time than now to start thinking about what you'd like to see in vNext. The next version will target .NET Framework 2.0 and Visual Studio...
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    Whistler instead of work...

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    It's been a fun but tiring weekend. After a couple of weeks of unseasonably warm weather in the Seattle area which melted all the snow on the mountains, it finally started falling again a couple of days ago, so we (Paula, me, and Per and Jason from p&p...
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    EntLib in BlogLand

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    Enterprise Library has only been out 3 days, but there's already all sorts of stuff going on in BlogLand, both from Enterprise Library team members and other people out in the community. Check out the following: Scott Densmore explains the configuration...
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    Enterprise Library is finally here!

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    The time has finally arrived. The patterns & practices Enterprise Library has been released to MSDN – get it here . We hope you find it valuable for your .NET development projects. It’s been amazing being a part of the team that has worked so hard...
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    Libraries and Dependencies

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    Enterprise Library will be the first instance of a new deliverable type for our team: the Block Library. A Block Library contains a bunch of application blocks that support the same scenarios and are likely to be used together. Enterprise Library is the...
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    Hello??? World???

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    "The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax-- Of cabbages--and kings-- And why the sea is boiling hot-- And whether pigs have wings." - Lewis Carroll So yes, it seems the time has come to start...
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