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When speaking about or demoing EntLib, I often get asked which Microsoft products Enterprise Library is used in. There are several dozen internal Microsoft projects (that we know of) that take advantage of Enterprise Library. However, many people are particularly interested in commercial products that use it. Today I am able to speak about some…


Dependency Injection pattern in APIs

My colleague and friend Chris Tavares, who is the Dev Lead on Enterprise Library and Unity, published an insightful article in MSDN magazine on the usage of DI in APIs, which I highly recommend. It is based on our recent experience of doing architectural refactoring of the Enterprise Library. It outlines our design  objectives and…


Zen and the Art of Managing Crosscutting Concerns – EntLib Dev Guide Preview

A new public preview release is now available on Codeplex. It now includes the following chapters, revised and updated for V5.0: Chapter 1 – Intro. Meet the Librarian Chapter 2 – Much ADO about Data Access Chapter 3 – Error Management Made Exceptionally Easy Your comments are invited. Stay tuned for more.


Grigori at PDC

I’ll be at PDC2009 in LA next week. I’ll be happy to meet with EntLib and Unity users as well as critics, to discuss new features of EntLib 5.0, preview the new config experience and also solicit suggestions for post v5 work. If you’d like to discuss acceptance testing and test automation strategies, I’d be…