Monthly Archives: May 2007

Enterprise Library 3.1 – May 2007

 PAT team release a minor update to the Enterprise Library 3.0. You can download it together with webcasts and presentations on the Enterprise Library on MSDN

They relased also Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications Guide which in case you are doing Web apps you should check it out



patterns & practices: Enterprise Service Bus Guidance

Don Smith, PM in patterns & practices (Web Service Software Factory ) published first CTP1 version of ESB guidance. PAT rock!


The Microsoft ESB Guidance provides architectural guidance, patterns, practices, and a set of BizTalk Server and .NET components to simplify the development of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) on the Microsoft platform and to allow Microsoft customers to extend their own messaging and integration solutions.

Source: patterns & practices: Enterprise Service Bus Guidance


Are you pop flying?

Another cool concept from Microsoft based on silevlight which enables users RSD (Rapid Site Development) by combining and connecting existing blocks.

The big news today is about Popfly, our new mashup-creation tool.  Nik at TechCrunch thinks it’s cool, and says “Seeing applications like Popfly coming out of Microsoft is something that I couldn’t have imagined all too long ago”.  It is pretty awesome, check out the interview Rory did with the Popfly team, and also watch the demos.

Check out the video demoing it PopFly demo video

Source: Joshua : What is Popfly? : Visit MIX07


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Blaine Wastell – patterns & practices client architecture guidance : Smart Client Software Factory – May 2007 Release is Live

The release provides:

  • Windows Presentation Foundation interoperability CAB extensions  and View with presenter recipe
  • Offline application blocks and recipes; the application blocks support asynchronous calls to WCF web services.
  • Richer ClickOnce Deployment capabilities
  • Enhanced guidance packages which includes code generation Visual Basic .NET 2005 
  • Improved installation with a new dependency checker

Source: Blaine Wastell – patterns & practices client architecture guidance : Smart Client Software Factory – May 2007 Release is Live


ASP.NET Futures – (May 2007) Release

The Microsoft ASP.NET Futures May 2007 (“Futures”) release contains an early developer preview of features providing a wide range of new functionality for both ASP.NET and Silverlight. The Futures release includes early experimental versions of features currently being considered for future versions of ASP.NET and the .NET Framework. The Futures releases assume prior knowledge of the core features of ASP.NET including the previous ASP.NET AJAX Futures January CTP.

Source: ASP.NET Futures: ASP.NET Web: The Official Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Site


Silverlight demos from Maine Bytes User Group talk

Another nice Silverlight demos from ASP .NET  guru, Fritz Onion

Enjoy it!

Link to Silverlight demos from Maine Bytes User Group talk


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Brad Abrams : Free Refactoring tool for ASP.NET

I’ve been using for some time DevExpress Refactor! Pro and CodeRush products combined with JetBrains Resharper but DevExpress ASP .NET refactoring tool slept my attention. I saw it somewhere on DevExpress site but beside the fact it was free I haven’t noticed any additional tools

Kudos to Brad Adams for posting about the asp .net tool and doing the most important thing: putting a couple of screenshoots 🙂

It is really awesome tool which saves tons of time!

Have to for every ASP .NET developer

Link to Brad Abrams : Free Refactoring tool for ASP.NET


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Are we on a brick of .NET revolution?

Mix ’07  which is currently happening in Las Vegas announced a lot of really exciting things for us in the upcoming year(s). IIS7 Beta3 is gone Live and hosting already,  .NET IronRuby, CrossPlatform .NET framework, SilverLight demo, VS Orcas knocking at the door,  Silverlight getting speed, etc, etc …

To feel the heat take a look at next webcasts:

Ray Ozzie and Scott Guthrie keynote on Mix 07

Scott Guthrie: Silverlight and the Cross-Platform CLR

To get some knowledge on Silverlight take a look at:

Silverlight webcasts on Channel9

Online Silverlight Airlines Demo Scott Guthrie used for presentation

A conversation with John Lam about the dynamic language runtime, Silverlight, and Ruby

How silverlight fits to current technologies

What is Project Astoria you can discover here

Scott Hanselman gave a couple of cool Diagrams and opinions about the thing going on Mix ’07