Glenn and Blaine Interviewed about patterns & practices

Glenn and I were interviewed a few weeks back by howsoftwareisbuilt.com. Glenn’s blog mentions the different people that are interview on their site including Michael Tiemann, Jay Pipes, Matt Gibbs and Shawn Burke.  The subject of this interview was about patterns & practices, how we develop software, and how we are different. We talked about…

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Next version of Web Client Software Factory (WCSF)

We are planning on shipping a new version of the Web Client Software Factory in January or February 2008. The scope for this new version includes: bundles on CodePlex which include: Composite Web Client Automation  Composite Web Client Library Contextual AutoComplete Bundle MVP Bundle Responsive Composite Web Client RI Search Bundle Validation Bundle Modularity Bundle…

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All Web Client Bundles now strong named

The Web Client Bundle Binaries on CodePlex are now strong named. This includes: Composite Web Client Automation  Composite Web Client Library Contextual AutoComplete Bundle MVP Bundle Responsive Composite Web Client RI Search Bundle Validation Bundle If you want to know whether you have the latest version, you can check your version on the zip file…

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Model View Presenter Bundle just shipped

The patterns & practices client team just shipped the Model View Presenter (MVP) Bundle. This bundle helps you understand how to test your ASP.NET Web Forms UI. Additionally it shows how to separate the View from the UI logic and its associated model. This bundle also discusses when to use the Passive View and Supervising…

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Bundle documentation available on CodePlex

Many of us in patterns & practices have been wanting to put more of our documentation on-line so that when you are evaluating our deliverables you can read the documentation without having to download and install the deliverable on your machine. Well I am happy to tell you we have started putting our bundle documentation…

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New post on developing ASP.NET controls with client capabilities

Mike just created a blog post about developing ASP.NET controls using ASP.NET AJAX Extensions. The blog post was created by Brian J. Cardiff when he created  the RealTimeSearchMonitor that will be coming out with our new Search Bundle. You should check it out if you want to create a control that takes advantage of the…

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Does the computer take over your life?

An interesting article has been circulating around Microsoft of late regarding Office or Home A.D.D. Ok, let’s be honest how many of you are walking outside reading e-mail on you Smart Phone or at home with your family and friends and reading e-mail instead of engaging in conversation with them? I can say that I…

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WPF Composite Client

The Acropolis team just announced that  the core Acropolis concepts will be rolled into future .NET Framework releases. As Glenn just announced, the patterns & practices team will develop WPF Composite Client guidance. This is not a  new version of CAB . It is an entirely new set of  libraries and guidance, built from the ground up, targeting development of…

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Guidance provided by Responsive Composite Web Client Reference Implementation

As I was creating the home page for the new Reference Implementation that we just shipped, I realized that we demonstrate how to solve a number of technical challenges . I want to highlight these to give you an idea of the richness of our most current OrderManagement Reference Implementation.  The reference implementation demonstrates how to solve the following…

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Web Client Bundle Quality Checkpoints

The p&p Web Client team has now shipped the Contextual AutoComplete, Validation, Composite Web Client Library, Composite Web Client Automation, and Responsive Composite Web Client Reference Implementation Guidance Bundles. Both Glenn and Mike mentioned these in previous blogs. I want to give you insights into how we built quality into these bundles. As the PM, it feels good…

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