Enterprise Library : Configuration Part 1.1.1 – Storage Providers

First of all, I am amazed at the community that has already built up around Enterprise Library.  You guys are awesome.  For any of you going I will be at Vs Live next week and any one that wants to have some face time come to the Enterprise Library talk given by Ron Jacobs and I…


Enterprise Library V2 Roadmap

I thought it might be nice to give everyone a little peak into what we are doing for V2 from the development side.  With the release of Whidbey Beta 2 we are working hard on getting something out.  The main thing we are focusing is giving a strong foundation that shows the direction of V2…


To Unit Test or Not to Unit Test… which Visual Studio Version?

Peter Provost has started a grass roots movement (aka petition) here to include Unit Testing in all the versions of Visual Studio.Now seeing that I am an Microsoft Employee, I feel I must put in my 2 cents to defend the position of only including this in Visual Studio Team System.  Programming is hard, I…


An open letter to the jury

I thought this fit the mood given our current state of politics… I would like to direct this to the distinguished members of the panel. You lousy cork-suckers. You have violated my fargin’ rights. This suminonbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens, like me, could not be taken away by…


Enterprise Library : Configuration Part 1.1.3 – ConfigurationContext

Last week I did a podcast (why do we call it that when we use the WMA format?) with Ron Jacobs on the ConfigurationContext.  I know that the talk was abstract and probably a little hard to follow and I hope to clear that up today with another explanation and samples. I want to start…


King Nerd Really?

Guess I didn’t spend enough time in Math class to get to the next level.


My Movie List

From Brad Wilson (The .NET Guy) Italicize the ones you’ve seen and Bold the ones you actually liked. I am not surprised that I have seen all of these… heck I think I have more the 75% of them in a closet of Dads.  I know this is sad, but I used to work in a…


Enterprise Library – Shipping Dedication

I know that everyone is lined up to get tickets and you will be able to get them today (this afternoon at the latest PST time).   This time around, to download EntLib you will need to register.  We are not going to spam you, we are just trying to understand who is downloading and the…


The Difference Between Potential and Reality

<warning> For those without a sense of humor, stop reading </warning>I was thinking about my potential today.  People always talk about potential and how great it is.  I was thinking about my potential and feeling a little realistic about it.  So instead of ranting about it, I thought I would provide you with a little…


Enterprise Library Is Live – Go Download

Wahoooo… your all clear kid… now go download and have fun! Just one thing… it may take a while for this to replicate around the world . Enterprise Library patterns & practices Download It Direct Now playing: Rage Against the Machine – Bulls on Parade