4th Web Client Guidance Drop Available on Codeplex and Proposed UX Design

We were in the holiday spirit last week so we created a drop of the Web Client Guidance  – so go check it out. The goal of the drop was to reduce the technical debt we had for the project. We need you to help us figure out what other technical debt we need to…


Prism 4.0 and MEF

David Hill has a recent blog post that discusses how Prism 4.0 (Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight) and MEF will work together. You might be thinking what happened to Prism 3.0. We decided to call the next version of Prism to be 4.0 as it will support .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4. In…


Web Client Guidance on how to partition controllers

Francis posted a question on Codeplex on how to partition controllers in our SongsController. Let us know your thoughts. He is asking how much functionality should be in the controller? Should it have searching, rating, and reviews?


3rd Public Drop Available for Web Client Guidance

Below are the changes for our 3rd pubic drop of the Web Client Guidance. I would like feedback on two topics: WebForms: Top Ten Tasks for Improving Responsiveness (see documentation). Do we have the right questions? What additional questions should we address? Also what is the quality of the answers? Go here to give us…


We need your feedback on Web Client Guidance

Last week we posted our 2nd public drop for the Web Client Guidance project. We have over 1000 downloads of our first two drops which is great. We now need to your thoughts on how we are addressing the challenges of responsiveness and modularity which is why we created a discussion topic on Codeplex to…


First public drop for Web Client Guidance Available on Codeplex

The first public drop of Web Client Guidance is available on http://webclientguidance.codeplex.com. As I mentioned in a previous blog, patterns & practices will have two Web deliverables in 2010. Port of the Web Client Software Factory (WCSF) to Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 Web Client Guidance Web Client Software Factory For WCSF, we will…


Another Prism Class Available Jan 11 – Jan 14

I have been asked recently where to find training on Prism. The good news is David Platt is offering another Prism Class from January 11 through January 14, 2010 (I cannot believe that I am writing 2010). You can go to www.programprism.com to get signed-up for the class.


Prism release for Silverlight 3.0

We just posted a new version of the Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight (Prism 2.1) to run on Silverlight 3.0. This minor update includes: Projects refreshed to target Silverlight 3.0 Changes in DelegateCommand and CompositeCommand to no longer hold on to CanExecuteChange handlers. The TabRegionControlAdapter was updated to set the context for the…


Customers using Prism

Over the past several months, I have been asked who is using Prism. While I know lots of customers that are successfully using Prism, I cannot share their names. The good news is I have a number of customer quotes that I can share based upon a study from Nucleus Research and I also can…


patterns and practices wants you to take the Web guidance survey

As I mentioned in a December blog post, the patterns & practices team plans to create new Web guidance. We need your help prioritizing the requirements through a survey that just went live. My blog post outlines the process that we will go through to define scope for the Web Guidance. As an update, we…