16th Annual Jolt Awards — Framework Design Guidelines and .NET Framework 2.0

I feel great about the recent Jolt awards... The two most close to home for me are:


The Framework Design Guidelines book taking a Jolt Productivity award..   It is great to be recognized and to know that the book is meeting its goals: Help developers being wildly successful on our platform.   Oh, and I love the company we are in.  Krys mentions a few other past winners in the category. 

·         Design Patterns, by Erich Gamma, et al.

·         Writing Solid Code, by Steve Maguire   

·         Object-Oriented Software Engineering: A Use-Case Driven Approach, by Ivar Jacobson

If in a few years the FDG  is still appearing in lists with those books I’ll be delighted!  Time is the true test of any classic. 

BTW – I just heard that the FDG is in process of being translated to Chinese simplified and Korean!  I’ll of course note it here when they are available. 


The .NET Framework 2.0 is the Jolt Winner for the Libraries, Frameworks and Components category...   I am very excited about this as it recognizes that we are making it easy for developers to write GREAT applications on our platform.   I want to highlight another other winner in this category as well: Dundas... they have a great set of.NET controls that make our platform even better!


Maybe it is just my world view, but I think the success of the FDG and the .NET Framework 2.0 share the same root.  The common set of design guidelines and patterns that grew up and were conicallized with the .NET Framework are the real value of the FDG and help the make the .NET Framework a very useful tool for getting your job done. 



PS – Sorry Krys for being a little late on the news, I have been slammed on prep for MixO6...

Update: Klaus points out that I linked to the wrong
book...  I linked to
Secure Code
rather than Writing
Solid Code
.  As he mentions both are
great books... but fixed.

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Comments (2)

  1. Klaus RM says:

    Your link to "Writing Solid Code" actually links to "Writing Secure Code" – also a great book, but not the one intended.

  2. Congratulations with the award. I like FDG a lot. All the comments from Microsoft-developers really make it more personal and give us not only guidelines, but also the reasons behind them.

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