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  • Blog Post: New Version of GAX

    It has been a while since I posted a message, but this occasion is hard to pass; we will be releasing a new version of GAX. Since the last release in December we have been using GAX and GAT extensively on a number of projects including the Smart Client Software Factory project (practices.gotdotnet...
  • Blog Post: Recipes Are Not Wizards

    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/or their environment, and execute a sequence of...
  • Blog Post: Nothing Shows Up Without a Reference

    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 registered the package), and tried it. His template...
  • Blog Post: A Short History of the GAT Project

    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 (yes, the EntLib Scott) was experimenting with using...
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