Ward Bell shares his perspective on the new Composite Client

Ward just did an excellent post sharing his thoughts on our new WPF Composite Client, Acropolis and CAB. If you don’t know Ward and you are a CAB customer, you should. Ward is the VP of Product Management for IdeaBlade, one of our partners and the makers of DevForce. Ward and company do a tremendous…


Announcing WPF Composite Client

We just announced a new deliverable called WPF Composite Client. Due to the wonders of the blogosphere this is actually showing up as having been posted several days ago. Note to self, don’t post drafts anymore. Anyway, check out the “real” post here.


New Performance Testing Guidance

My colleague J.D. just posted that we’ve shipped to MSDN the Performance Testing guidance for Web Applications. This is the same guidance that was previously available on CodePlex. Looking at the TOC, this looks like the name is wrong, and it should be the “Hitchhiker’s guide to Web Application performance” 🙂 J.D. and team do…


Ayende got me a gift

  Well actually coded me a gift, and yes I am blushing 🙂 It’s my wish list feature that we forgot to include in the IDE. “Ability to instantly search for a specific artifact (kind of like google / windows live search). As I type it in, I see the filtered results. This is NOT…


patterns & practices 2.0 – How would it look?

What would a patterns & practices 2.0 look like to you? There’s been a very lively discussion on just this topic on the ALT.NET list (For which I am the instigator). Below is the summary version. Go here if you dare to see the full thread and have hours and hours of free time. Do….


Trying to Grok CAB?

  Just came across this set of posts by Rick Newman which introduces you to the essentials of CAB. I love to see it when the community takes this kind of initiative. First Jeremy’s fantastic set of posts, then David’s book and now this. This has certainly been a good year for learning CAB 🙂…


Use the force….the Resharper way

I just love this image I found on Oren’s blog.            Any questions?


WPF Composite Client, it’s coming!

Today is a great day as we unveil our plans for a new  patterns & practices deliverable currently called " WPF Composite Client". The Acropolis team  just announced that  the core Acropolis concepts  will be rolled into future .NET Framework releases.  While we’re excited about this evolution of Acropolis technologies into the core platform over…


YAAP – Yet another ALT.NET post

If you head on over to altdotnet.org, the above message is what you’ll find. Recently, there’s been a ton of posts from a list of people too long to recount here (though David Laribee is at the top of the list) about the recent ALT.NET gathering. Hopefully this will not be repeat of what you…


Transparency is in the eye of the beholder

My former colleague Tom is always addressing some very interesting issues. Today he decided to broach the issue of transparency with Microsoft and why some people seem to hate us no matter what we do. The post is very through provoking (as always), but even more so are the comments in answers to Tom’s challenge…