Archive for February, 2008

Web Client Software Factory 2.0 Ships!

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Another p&p deliverable ships… Web Client Software Factory 2.0

Service Factory:ME for Visual Studio 2008 ships!

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Now that GAT/GAX 1.4 is released many of the other p&p deliverables that were waiting on it are shipping... Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition For Visual Studio 2008

More Thoughts on Distributed Development

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

I. M. Wright’s (aka Eric Brechner, Director of Development Excellence at Microsoft) had an interesting post this month. It's about the big, bad 'B's of distributed development—bandwidth, boundaries, and being there.

Windows Live Toolbar – Your Favorites everywhere

Monday, February 18th, 2008

For a long time now I've been struggling to keep my favorites on my home and work browsers in sync. There are web sites that will let you maintain a list of favorites but I wanted to just sync my IE favorites list and see it on all my browsers. ...

GAX/GAT February 2008 Final Release

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

So I can finally say that we have a new release of GAX/GAT out with support for Visual Studio 2008 RTM! We've been putting the finishing touches to this for the last few weeks and hit a few bumps along the road but it's now available on MSDN. Read Grigori ...

Nerd Dinner

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Tonight was the Seattle/Redmond/Bellevue Nerd Dinner. A lot of people, like me, who spend way too much of our time sitting in front of computers talking about... computers, and junk email and the US presidential primaries and probably a lot more I missed out on. I've not been to one ...

Introducing DDD – Date Driven Development

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

I feel of all the *DD movements this one has the best chance of succeeding. Largely because unlike Test or Behavior Driven Development this requires people to only remember one letter, 'D'. It's also what a lot of people are doing already.

Unity Application Block CTP ships on CodePlex

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

What's Unity? Here's the project description from the CodePlex site: "The Unity Application Block (Unity) is a lightweight extensible dependency injection container with support for constructor, property, and method call injection. Unity addresses the issues faced by developers engaged in component-based software engineering. Modern business applications consist of custom ...

Come work for Microsoft patterns & practices!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Why was I talking about interviewing again? Because I'm now managing the patterns & practices development team and we're hiring. If you read my blog you'll have a fair idea of what we do here at p&p. Now you can come and be part of one of the patterns & practices ...

Interviewing at Microsoft Revisited

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

A long while ago I wrote a post about interviewing at Microsoft. Not much has really changed since then, although we don't ask those puzzle questions any more. So no need to brush up on your taxonomy of manhole covers but do expect to show that you can think logically.