Where is WCSF headed?

Blaine & I have been getting a lot of emails, messages, comments, etc about WCSF.  There are a lot of people interested in a public statement from patterns & practices about the roadmap for WCSF and future support of WCSF, in addition to the "normal" feature requests. Well, we have some good news: Blaine has…

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Finally, a common Service Locator

I know that this is old news by now, but Chris Tavares, Glenn Block, and a few others around here have been working with a number of folks from the wider .NET community to create a common wrapper for IoC containers.  Chris & Glenn created a community site (http://www.codeplex.com/CommonServiceLocator) and shipped it about two weeks…

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Guidance on SharePoint

You all might be amazed by the number of emails, messages, and calls I get asking for any of the following: Guidance on SharePoint Requests to add SharePoint Guidance to WCSF Requests to add “Office applications” support to SCSF Well, I can finally help out folks looking for guidance on how to build SharePoint applications…

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See Real Results With patterns & practices

I visited the p&p homepage on MSDN today, and saw an announcement for a research report by Nucleus Research about patterns & practices, and what companies that use our guidance think the benefits are.  Check out See Real Results With patterns & practices (an overview) and download and read the full report.  As a member…

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Acceptance Testing Guide Community Preview 2 Available!

As I have mentioned before in a few posts (Acceptance Test Engineering Guidance, Acceptance Testing Guidance Survey, and Acceptance Testing Guide Update), I am working with a team on guidance around acceptance testing.  We still have a lot of work to do our the guide, but we have made available a second community preview to…

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Composite Application Guidance for WPF Shipped!

A while back, I was Dev Lead on the Smart Client Software Factory (SCSF) when we added the ability to host WPF controls in a Composite Application Block (CAB) application. Since then, the thinking in the WPF space has changed a bit, and p&p decided that offering guidance on full WPF applications was a good…

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Proof of Concept: a simple DI solution for ASP.NET WebForms

Chris Tavares and I were chatting yesterday morning about an idea Chris had: building a simple, reusable Http Module that gives folks DI scoped to the Application, Session, and Request.  Yesterday afternoon, during the p&p Dev team’s weekly “Code Kata” we threw together a spike/proof of concept in a couple of hours.  “Code Kata” is…

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Acceptance Testing Guidance Survey

We have put together a survey to get a bit more input from the community about Acceptance Testing.  If you are at all involved in software development, deployment, or operations acceptance testing proabably impacts you in some way, shape, or form, so you may want to add your insight to what we are working on….

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Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity – Actually Adding Unity

This is the fifth 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 Converting the Composite Web Application Block to Unity -…

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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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