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…


Prism training is available from Rolling Thunder

David Platt from Rolling Thunder is offering a training course on Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight on May 18 – 20. David provides training for both Prism and CAB/Smart Client Software Factory. Check it out if you are looking for training. As I mentioned in a previous blog post we also have videos…


Update on SCSF, WCSF, and Software Factories

A number of customers have asked about our plans for the Web Client Software Factory and the Smart Client Software Factory (SCSF). In a previous post I announced that we are planning on updating the Web Client Software Factor for Visual Studio 2010. We also plan to update SCSF to run on Visual Studio 2010….


Announcing 6 new patterns and practices releases

The patterns & practices team just published 6 new releases in the last two weeks. Ajoy discusses the releases on his blog. The new releases include: Enterprise Library v4.1 Unity Application Block v1.2 Distributed Agile Development white paper and Agile showcase Application Architecture Guide v2.0 (Beta 1) SharePoint Development Guidance v1.0 Acceptance Testing Guidance Check…


CAB to Prism Comparison Available on Codeplex

Our Composite UI Application Block (CAB) customers have been asking for comparison documentation between CAB to Composite Application Guidance for WPF (Prism). You can download the guidance from here. This documentation helps you understand the difference between the libraries to help you plan your migration to Prism. This figure provides a comparison of CAB and…


Scope for Prism 2.0

In my previous post, I mentioned that we planned on creating guidance for Composite Silverlight applications. David Hill just blogged on our plans for Prism 2.0. From this survey we heard you wanted guidance on: Multi-targeting controller, presenters, services, and models for both Silverlight and WPF UI Composition for Silverlight Modular Development for Silverlight Data…


Loosely coupled communication

Check our Francis Cheung’s blog posts on loosely couple communication for composite WPF applications. Francis discusses three mechanisms for loosely coupled communication: Shared Services Commanding Event Aggregation Francis (did most of the work) and I identified some guidelines on when to use each of these mechanisms. Let us know your thoughts on the guidance as…


Track Prism project

The Prism project is making good progress toward our first release at the end of June..ish. If you want to track our progress for the past iterations, check out the Releases page on Codeplex. In the current drop, we created: New Event Aggregation QuickStart New Elements added to Prism to support Event Aggregation Updated the…


Smart Client Software Factory – April 2008 Release for Visual Studio 2008 is now available on MSDN

As Mike announced in his blog yesterday, we released an updated version of the Smart Client Software Factory for Visual Studio 2008. As previously discussed in my blog, this release provides: Support for Visual Studio 2008.  Fixes for bugs identified by the community on CodePlex. Side-by-side usage of the April 2008 Guidance Package with the…