CQRS Journey – first pseudo-production release

As part of our CQRS Journey we plan to have several pseudo-production releases so that we can explore the real-world issues of data-versioning and software updates in an application that implements the CQRS pattern in several bounded contexts. Last week we released the first of these pseudo-production releases: Contoso Conference Management System (V1).      For…

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patterns & practices Global Online Symposium 2012

People are familiar with the patterns & practices summits and symposia that we have ran in various countries (China, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, India, Argentina, Sweden, …) and our flagship annual event in Redmond. These events are an important part of our “customer-connectedness” with devs, architects, testers, designers working on Microsoft platforms. We have enjoyed…

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CloudCover Episode on Autoscaling

A couple of weeks ago, while catching up on twitter late at night, I saw a tweet from Wade Wegner: Tomorrow is the last @cloudcovershow and the first time I’ve ever had a guest cancel the night before. The nerve! — Wade Wegner (@WadeWegner) March 28, 2012 I stepped in and offered to talk about…

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Microsoft’s CQRS Journey project to take community contributions

Almost 50 years ago, Marshall McLuhan coined and popularized the notion of a global village. And as a common adage goes, it takes a village to raise a child: our child is the CQRS Journey project. As many of you know, we’ve positioned the CQRS guidance project as a learning journey. We’ve formed a stellar…

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Picking a domain for CQRS Journey RI

About a week ago week we kicked off the public consultation process with a survey. We’ve received over 400 responses and a good number of people who volunteered for our advisory board. Thank you all very much! While the survey is still open, we’ve started to analyze the responses. To help us with spiking, one…

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Scoping CQRS/ES Guidance Project

We, the patterns & practices team, are considering doing a guidance project on implementing systems using the Command & Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) approach. This is not going to be a framework or reusable components. We are positioning this project as a learning journey and envision providing an experience report that describes building a sample…

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