Blaine and me talking about patterns and practices

Several weeks ago, me and Blaine were interviewed by Scott Swigart and Sean Cambell of The site interviews various people in the industry around open-source and closed-source development. The list of existing interviewees includes Michael Tiemann, VP of Red Hat and the President of the OSI, Jay Pipes of MySQL as well as several…


We’re revving SCSF and WCSF for VS2008

My blog has been quiet the past few days as I’ve been busy working on user stories for the new Composite WPF (formerly WPF Composite Client). You’ll be hearing more about this in the coming weeks as we get more clarity, by here’s some good news: 1. We’re working on the next release of WCSF…


Action items from the ALT.NET leadership summit

I’ll follow up with more, but here’s the action items that we’re taking away from the summit. Yes, we’re going to do an ALT.NET Manifesto!


If Acropolis is no more, what’s our commitment?

Recently there was a question on the forums from Bill Krat asking about p&p’s commitment around the future of SCSF/CAB. I can completely understand where Bill is coming from and I am sure many customers are wondering the same thing. For this reason I am going to reproduce part of that thread. Below is his…


MVP Guidance Bundle ships

There’s been a lot of talk recently about p&p doing more work on pure patterns. We’ve actually been pushing in this direction internally for quite some time and recently shipped a set of guidance called the MVP Bundle. The bundle focuses on Model-View-Presenter, the principles, flavors and implementation both with and without the Composite Web…


DevTeach Vancouver sessions (NOT)

DevTeach is going on this week in Vancouver and kicking off tomorrow. Around this time tomorrow (12:30am) people will probably winding down from Jeffery’s Party with Palermo. I’m happy to have been invited to attend DevTeach and deliver three talks in lieu of David Hayden’s being unable to attend. The topics are one talk on…


Searching for the perfect Twitter client

One of my favorite book series is the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adam’s masterpiece in which the main protagonist Arthur Dent searches throughout the universe for the perfect cup of tea. Well now life is mimicking art (well maybe not exactly) in that I find myself searching far and near for the perfect…


Team Explorer 2005, where are you?

A few weeks ago, I did a machine repave. After the repave was done, the one piece of software I forgot to install was Team Explorer 2005. I first did a scan of our internal servers and was unsuccesful. Next I went to the download center and searched on Team Explorer 2005, it seemed reasonable…


My team on the cover of the Seattle times!

Well not the entire team, and not even the entire faces of the team members they did get. Those eyes are mine and Blaine’s, the back is Terrances, and then there’s Michael Puleio in full glory. 🙂 As to what Blaine, myself and Mike are working on? How many people does it take to build…


Exploring interactive application architecture patterns (MVC, MVP, etc)

Just came across this great gem from Derek Greer that discusses Model-View-Controller,  Model-View-Presenter, and Presentation-Abstraction-Control pattern. Very comprehensive including discussion of different variants of each of the patterns. If you are interested in understanding these patterns, I highly recommend it.