My App Arch deck from the China Summit

This is a deck I created for the China p&p Summit. I’m posting this because I spent some extra time creating each of the 5 application type diagrams (from the Application Architecture Guide) in PowerPoint. I thought this might be useful for others who would like to use/modify them for their own use. Since this…


Updating the factories to VS2010

This is just a quick post to let you know that I just posted an update over on the p&p team blog. Since this effort spans GAT/GAX and 3 factories, it makes more sense to post the updates there instead of here. Sorry for any confusion. Feel free to ping me if you have any…


Data Access Guidance

A few of us in patterns & practices, with some help from our partners on the Data Platform team have been working on some guidance to help .NET customers build data access layers (DALs). We’ve been hearing for a while that data access on the .NET platform is not intuitive and this confusion is related…


What’s the deal between Devs and DBAs?

As part of this Data Access Guidance project I’m workin on (which I’ll blog more about soon), we’re having a discussion with our advisors about the contention between the influence a Developer has on an enterprise solution and the influence a DBA has on the same solution. Because one of the deliverables of this project…


EntLib is listening … be heard now to influence the next rev

Grigori, the PM for Enterprise Library, just posted version 5’s tentative backlog stories and is giving you the chance to influence the priority of the stories. So don’t waste anymore time here, head over, get more details, and be heard.


On the subject of Software Factories …

Overview As many of you know, the patterns & practices team has been involved in Software Factories for a number of years now. As a team who is responsible for a number of Factories and the technologies that many of them depend on (GAT/GAX), we are committed to the scenarios that benefit from their use….