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….


How Teams Build Services

With all this talk of software factories, it’s important that we understand the different ways teams will use them to build services. I talk to a lot of customers and, of course, there are several different approaches a team might choose. I hope this post will be informative, but hopefully, the comments will also identify new approaches…