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…

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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…

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Web Client Software Factory 2.0 shipped!

As promised, WE’RE LIVE!!!!!   (Image courtesy of hyku via http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyku/480867085/) After a long haul and several posts such as here and here, we’re finally out the door with the next version of the Web Client Software Factory! Read more about the release from Blaine and Mike! Highlights include Runs on Visual Studio 2008 and…

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Paulo Morgado speaks on Geek Speak

  Allright, I should be sleeping however I am up at this late hour due to watching Paulo Morgado’s recent Geek Speak web cast where he spoke about Web Client Software Factory 2.0 bundles. Paulo is one of our MVPs who is always pushing the cutting edge with Web Client. That’s his likeness in the…

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Don’t assume you are speaking in a small room

OK, I know I have not posted my Barcelona Day 2 post, but the last one took several hours and I need to get ready to head over to the conference center for Soma’s keynote. Anyway, just a quick story. Last night after attending an "Ask the Experts" pre-conference session (Apparently I am an expert,…

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Glenn’s guide to whacking your GAT/GAX and Factory installations

Disclaimer: What follows is not the recommended guidance from patterns & practices, rather it is my own personal “last resort” technique. I wasn’t originally planning on posting this, however after just helping a customer who was experiencing the same issue (yes you Travis), I changed my mind. Here’s a horror story. A few weeks ago,…

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Creating a custom WCSF Session State strategy

Sebastian’s got a cool post of how you can create your own Session State strategy which our DI mechanism will use for injecting state values. If your using ASP.NET Session state, this won’t be of much value to you since our existing strategy does that. But if you are not and you have your own…

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PageFlow using Page Modules

A few weeks ago Paulo posted about a new concept he called a “Page Module”. Page Modules are similar to HTTP modules however they allow you to additionally handle any event in the Page lifecycle including it’s creation and release. With a Page Module you actually get a reference to the newly created page in…

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Tech Ed 2007, I’ll be there

This year I’ll be attending in Barcelona presenting on the work we’ve been doing in Web Client vNext. I’ll also be doing a chalk talk session on factory usage in the real world along with David Platt and Mario Szpusta. WEB318 Web Client Software Factory (WCSF): Building Rich Internet Applications with ASP.NET AJAX and WCSF…

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Web Client vNext, what’s our focus?

The last 24 hrs have been a blogothon of queued overdue posts, this one is LONG overdue. With the recent announcement of the Autocomplete Guidance Bundle, I am sure many are wondering what our focus is for this next release.  If you’ve seen Michael’s post then you already know the top headline of our focus,…

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