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  • Wojtek's Blog

    Recipes Are Not Wizards

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    I was helping another friend design a guidance package, and I realized that he was thinking about recipes as wizards. This is not such a good idea, and may lead to misusing GAT. Recipes are simple animals; they get information from the user and...
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    Nothing Shows Up Without a Reference

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    I was helping Eugenio write his first guidance package. He asked me to show him a few things "so he did not have to read the documentation" J . He created a project template by copying one of the existing ones, rebuilt the guidance package solution (which...
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    A Short History of the GAT Project

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    I though you might be interested in how it happened that PAG developed a VS extensibility mechanism. So here is a short, unedited, history of the project. The history starts before I joined PAG two years ago. When I came onboard Scott Densmore ...
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    Introduction

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    I am a Software Architect in the PAG (Platform Architecture Guidance) group, which is behind most of the developer and architect content posted on the Microsoft patterns & practices site. If you ever need to say my names, here is a few helpfull phonetic...
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