Installing Software Factories on Vista

I noticed Tom blogged about this a couple of days ago, and of course he is correct, but I just wanted to mention the approach I’ve been taking since it has been working so well for me. The specific point in the installation that fails is during the registering of the guidance packages with Visual…


Handcrafting WCF-friendly WSDLs

It’s 10:15 pm and I’m still in the office, but I really think I should get this entry posted before I head home – or it won’t ever get posted. I was supposed to be working on my demo for my Service Factory session at the SOA Conference tomorrow, but I got side-tracked early in…


Bumbershoot was awesome!

For those of you who don’t live in the northwest of the U.S., there is a music and arts festival every Labor Day weekend in downtown Seattle called Bumbershoot that is a must-attend if you’re in the area. For music lovers like myself, this is 3 days of music utopia, but there are a lot of…


Written Guidance. Necessary?

In my last post I mentioned that we are having a lot of hallway discussions lately. Another topic that is getting a lot of airtime lately is written guidance. As you know, the patterns & practices team has been producing written guidance since the team was created. Over the years we’ve evolved the the code-based…


It’s all about community!

There have been a lot of hallway conversations on the p&p team lately and the state of our community infrastructure is one of the popular subjects. Customer feedback influences our guidance more than anything else … period … and since our communities are one of the primary ways we interact with customers, you can imagine…


WCF Guidance Packages now available for consumption

If you’ve been following the Service Factory project, you’ll know that we had to put the WCF guidance on hold for a little while as we were getting the ASMX Service Factory released. Well ever since it was released, we’ve been working on getting caught up on the WCF guidance. This actually took longer than…


Partial Classes & the Service Factory

I just posted the Service Factory Hands-on Labs to the community workspace and I learned something while I was putting them together. So, I’m going to do 2 things in this post. First, I’m going to do a little cheerleading for partial classes, then I’ll talk about an issue Service Factory currently has since it is…


Service Factory now available for download!

Before I get ahead of myself, which comes pretty easy for me J, here’s the link to learn more about and download the Service Factory. Wow, I’ve been waiting 8 months to write this blog entry. After months of planning, arguing, development, sleep deprivation, testing, writing, and making sure all of that wasn’t in vain,…


Just Published: Service Factory ARCast

Ron Jacobs did a load of ARCasts at Tech-Ed in Boston this year. One of them was with Shy Cohen and I about the Service Factory. Well, I just got an email from Ron that he’s gotten around to publishing it on Skyscrapr. I can’t imagine how many of these things he has queued up…


Service Architecture Concept Model

I’m posting this because I’m interested in your thoughts about it. IMPORTANT: This is just a concept illustration. I’m not encouraging anyone to accept and begin using the nomenclature used. This is just the result of a conversation Tom and Ed and I had today about how this illustration might evolve. If something isn’t clear, please leave a comment….