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The patterns & practices team has shipped Enterprise Library 4.0, a collection of reusable software components, known as application blocks, designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development challenges, such as logging, validation, data access, exception handling.
The new released includes integration with the Unity Application Block, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) 2.0 support, performance improvements, Visual Studio 2008 support, and pluggable cache managers.
Application blocks are a type of guidance encapsulating Microsoft recommended development practices; they are provided as source code plus documentation that can be used as is,extended, or modified by developers to use on complex, enterprise-level line-of-business development projects.
There have been more than 1,290,000 downloads of Enterprise Library across six releases.
To learn more about Enterprise Library, see the Enterprise Library MSDN site. The official release is available on Codeplex.
Application Blocks in Enterprise Library
Enterprise Library 4.0 – May 2008 contains the following application blocks:
Getting started with Enterprise Library
If you are new to Enterprise Library:
If you already know and love Enterprise Library:
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