My New Home – CodePlex

For the last nine months I have been working in a group working on a project doing WinFX (.NET 3.0) with CAB. (No, the reports are wrong, I was not living under a rock).  I can definitely say that it has been fun working with XAML.  Turning a ListBox into a totally new thing with  a few lines of…


Architecture Testing Guide Released

The patterns & practices Architecture Testing Guide is designed to help project stakeholders, software designers, developers, and testers understand the process of testing software architecture before the code is implemented. The paper describes an approach and methodology for testing the design of a system, and describes the user-specific viewpoints that you must consider during the…


VB6 Upgrade Guide

Another one from patterns & practices!  Eugenio Pace can tell you all about the VB6 to VB.NET upgrade guide. If you need a painless way to get yourself to .NET, this is for you! Now playing: Rusted Root – Drum Trip

NUnit Converter V0.5

NUnit convert V0.5 is out.  We have been using it heavily to convert our tests to VSTS (which rocks!).   BTW, don’t be scared we are going to try and ship the NUnit tests for EntLib, but they will be skewed for VSTS . Go get V0.5 here. Big thanks to Jim! Now playing: Rage Against…

WS-I Basic Security Profile Sample Application Preview

Go get it today… WS-I Basic Security Profile Sample Application Preview One of the most requested deliverables we have heard since Enterprise Library has been released, is an end-to-end sample that shows the blocks in action. The great news is that we now have this, in the form of the WS-I Basic Security Profile Sample…

Composite UI Application Block Training

The Composite UI Application Block is a cool new Application Block coming in the Whidbey time frame.  We are now sitting in the war room with the guys because we want to keep the consistency and quality high for you guys by making sure things work together and that the teams learn from each other. …

A How-to for Geeks with Kids

Gary has a hilarious post about is life as a geek with kids.  I know this all to well. Now playing: Dirty Vegas – Lost Not Found

Application Blocks on .NET Compact Framework

Straight from Sandy : For any of you patterns & practices fans that have always wanted application blocks for devices, the p&p team worked with OpenNETCF to release a community version for the .NET Compact Framework.  For the blocks, you can go to: http://wow.opennetcf.Borg/appblocks/ and let us know what you think. This is way cool! …


Wojtek is Blogging!

You don’t know Wojtek?  Go read his blog.  This guy is super smart (and quite amusing ). Now playing: Fuel – Hemorrhage (In My Hands)