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EntLib 3.0: Strong Naming Guidance Package

I hope you all had a great Christmas, or whatever else you may or may not choose to celebrate at this time of year. (I’ve probably been in the USA too long, with this amount of political correctness showing through ;-). This was my first Christmas in the northern hemisphere – we went skiing in…


Just Released! Enterprise Library 3.0 – December 2006 CTP

If you’d planned to spend the Christmas holidays drinking beer, watching cricket and eating way too much (or whatever it is that you normally do at this time of the year in your part of the world), I’ve got some bad news for you. We’ve just released the first Community Technology Preview release of Enterprise Library…


Clarius releases Software Factories Toolkit CTP

In order to build the best possible deliverables, the patterns & practices team pulls in a number of external specialists and industry experts to work on our teams. For the last couple of years, we’ve been working very closely with Clarius Consulting (as well as other companies and individual consultants) on a large number of projects,…


Survey on your use of patterns

Via Dragos Manolescu: In the patterns & practices (p&p) group at Microsoft we have been using software patterns for several years. I’m working with a couple of colleagues on gauging how the folks employing the guidance coming out of p&p (such as guides, application blocks, software factories and reference implementations) have, are, and will be…


Block Building Made Easy

One of the coolest new capabilities we’re building for Enterprise Library v3 is the Application Block Software Factory. As its name ever-so-subtly suggests, this will be a software factory for building your own application blocks. We’ll be including an early drop of this factory in the first preview release of Enterprise Library v3 (soon, I…