What’s In a Name? Part 2 – "Atlas" Revealed!

Three weeks ago, I posted about how the game was on to figure out what the “real” name of the Atlas framework would be.  Yesterday, Scott Guthrie ended the suspense with his post revealing the formal name(s) for what has been known as “Atlas”, Microsoft’s AJAX framework. Drumroll please… “Atlas” is so cool, it doesn’t…

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.NET Framework 3.0 RC1 is here

Via Thom. Windows Vista RC1 arrived recently.  This is a big milestone towards the final release of the next version of Windows.  Now that RC1 of Vista is out, the corresponding release candidate for the .NET Framework 3.0 is here too for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly known…

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Getting Funky with the Enterprise Library

The various versions of the Enterprise Library have been around for about a year and a half now.  In that time, several folks in the community have built extensions, add-ons, and other various providers to make the Enterprise Library even more useful.  July saw a couple of these show up on the GotDotNet Workspace for…

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p&p "Industrial Strength" Releases

I mentioned in my “catch up” post that the p&p team had a couple of things going on and being released during July.  Getting ‘industrial’, they released three software factories: Web Service, Mobile, and Smart Client.  Here are the details on them: The Web Service Software Factory has officially been released.  After several interim drops,…

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Since You’ve Been Gone…

Well, I’m back from a month of changing diapers and spending some quality time with my two little ones.  One month…  it goes by so fast, seems like it was so quick that nothing significant could have happened. But, my oh my…  what a month!   Let’s see, since my last post, what’s happened?  …

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Virtual PC is now FREE!

About a month ago, I posted about how I used Virtual PC to build an image of Windows Vista and referenced two great blogs for info on Virtual PC and Virtual Server.  In that post, I had mentioned that Virtual Server was recently made a free product.  Well, now its sibling, Virtual PC, is also free! …

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New drop of the Web Service Software Factory available

Those agile hip-hopping p&p guys are at it again…  ‘dropping’ new software every few weeks!  They’ve just dropped a new build of their Web Service Software Factory for July.   Want to see the Enterprise Library application blocks in action in a realistic service oriented application? And would you like automated guidance to help you…

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Enterprise Library 3.0 – Now taking requests!

Tom Hollander from the Microsoft patterns & practices team just announced that they are in the planning phases for a version 3 of the Enterprise Library.  The p&p team has always worked closely with the community in the past via their GotDotNet workspaces and blogs.  Now they are requesting your feedback on what the next version…

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New .NET 2.0 migration PPT

Last month, I wrote a post about migrating .NET 1.1 applications to .NET 2.0.  My colleague Doug Turnure put a handy little slide deck together based on the information in that post.  I’ve updated the original post with a link to the slide deck.  It should make a nice reference to keep around. Now that…

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Use NMock to eliminate dependencies during the development cycle and improve code quality

During the development cycle, the scenario often occurs where Developer A is working on a component that depends on a component worked on by Developer B.  Of course, B’s component isn’t ready yet. ‘A’ feels hopelessly stuck and ends up twiddling her thumbs waiting for ‘B’ to finish so ‘A’ can complete her code and…

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