What do you want to see in EntLib vNext?

Grigori has finally broken the silence on the patterns & practices team’s plans for Enterprise Library with this short post on the Codeplex community: Yes, we are planning a release of EntLib for VS2008, consisting of fixes and minor improvements. No new application blocks though. So it will be more like 3.5 not 4. Suggestions…

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Coming this Spring: Writing for a global audience

A lot (but probably still not nearly enough) time is often spent discussing and testing for internationalisation of software. This is of course a very important consideration for anyone building software designed for use in different countries and cultures, because if you get it wrong the software may not run, may not make sense or…

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The Repository Factory – Try It, Use It, Contribute!

This news isn’t exactly hot of the presses, but it probably flew under the radar for many of you so I thought it was worth a blog post. The first official release of the Repository Factory is now available to download from CodePlex. Not sure what this is or why you might care? Read on……

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Some bad sportsmanship

It’s been a tough month not to be obsessed with sport. Not that I don’t occasionally partake in watching a bunch of sweaty men on a paddock doing unnatural things to a ball – but this last month has been bordering on the ridiculous. As a lot of people know, Australia is rather sports-crazed, and…

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EntLib Contrib September 2007 Release

In keeping with the p&p team’s tradition of naming a release after the month that’s just finished, the September 2007 release of EntLib Contrib is now available! EntLib Contrib is the community-driven open source project for extensions to the patterns & practices Enterprise Library. There are some fantastic new extensions in this release that should…

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