ScrumBut

I worked on my first XP project with John Boal.  He recently did a post on ScrumBut.  I have mentioned ScrumBut and Scrummerfall before, but this is a good, quick read with a few good tips.  A lot of the concepts carry over to XP as well.   I’ll add something though: Make sure your…

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We really do listen to community feedback

The other day, we shipped the Smart Client Software Factory April 2008 Release. Before we shipped, I asked the team to audit all the open work items in the queue on the SCSF community site’s Issue Tracker and determine what we had fixed.  We had used the items in the Issue Tracker before and during…

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Smart Client Software Factory – April 2008 Release is available on MSDN

The April 2008 release of the Smart Client Software Factory is now available at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa480482.aspx.  This is a port of the last release (May 2007, if I recall correctly) to VS2008.  No new features were added.  A few bugs were fixed, and a number of work items from CodePlex were closed. This release supports Enterprise Library 3.1.  It does…

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Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Ummmm…Oooops.

This is the forth post in a series. The other post include Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Intro. Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Adding an ICompositionContainer Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Clean Up ICompositionContainer If you want background, go read the earlier posts….

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Smart Client Software Factory April 2008 Release Candidate Available

Friday, I posted we had a solid Beta.  Today, I am letting you know that SCSF now has a Release Candidate (RC).  The bug that appeared Friday is, we think, fixed.  We actually published the RC before we completed any internal testing, so the customer who reported the issue would have a chance to verify…

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Smart Client Software Factory April 2008 Beta Available

The SCSF April 2008 Beta Release that supports Visual Studio 2008 is now available. We fixed all the known issues from the Alpha.  It is solid, and may actually be a release candidate, rather than a beta. Enjoy.

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Acceptance Test Engineering Guidance

As I mentioned before (Acceptance Testing Guidance, Grigori’s Take on the Acceptance Testing Project), I am working on guidance around acceptance testing with Grigori. We now have alive CodePlex site that we can work from: patterns & practices: Acceptance Test Engineering Guidance We will be posting more as we really get ramped up.  We have…

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Smart Client Software Factory April 2008 Alpha Available

For the past month or so, Blaine and I have been overseeing the development of the April release of the Smart Client Software Factory.  This release is being done mostly by a team of vendors, freeing Blaine to run Prism and I to run the Acceptance Testing Guidance project.  Blaine and I are still very…

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Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Clean Up ICompositionContainer

This is the third post in a series. The other post include Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Intro. Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Adding an ICompositionContainer If you want background, go read the earlier posts. Based upon feedback, I am making the source code available at CWAB…

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Web Client Software Factory Guidance Assets are now Available on MSDN

Some of you may remember that waaaay back in October (and earlier) the Web Client Software Factory team was shipping these things called “bundles”.  A bundle was all a developer needed to get started and learn about a single concept, like the Model View Presenter pattern in a web application, or contextual auto-complete.  These bundles…

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