Prism, CAB, and WinForms futures

On the forums, Bil asked the questions below. Just wondering about guidance here. I have clients who are not ready or able to move to 3.5/VS2008 yet but need to start developing new Smart Client applications. They’re also not ready to move to WPF as they don’t see a lot of value in it for…


SCSF 2008 – go get it!

After many months of promising, the wait is over. Smart Client Software Factory for Visual Studio 2008 has shipped! (not shiped) Highlights of the new release include: Runs on GAT/GAX 1.4 Full support for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Supports Entlib 3.1 Several fixes for community identified bugs (partial list below from Ezequiel, more…


Announcing the patterns and practices Patterns Factory

For some time now I’ve been working on a project that I’ve not been able to talk about. Well today, I am finally able to let the cat out of the bag. One of the challenges we’ve been hearing about from customers is around patterns. We hear they are way too hard to grok, and…


Seattle CodeCamp talks

I forgot to post on this, well better late than never. This weekend I’m speaking at the Seattle CodeCamp on WCSF and SCSF. Actually Day one is over, which leaves one more talk left tomorrow on using SCSF and the Disconnected Service Agent. Session state injection your way with WCSF – Saturday, 1:45 to 3:00…


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…


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…


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.


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…


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 🙂…