Enterprise Library 5.0 Released

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 – 7:31 AM

patterns & practicesYesterday Enterprise Library 5.0 went live on MSDN.

If you’re building significant line of business applications on the .NET platform EntLib is there to help.

“Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development challenges (such as logging, validation, caching, exception handling, and many others). Application blocks encapsulate Microsoft recommended development practices; they are provided as source code plus tests and documentation that can be used “as is,” extended, or modified. “

You can read more about the release on Grigori’s blog and download it from MSDN.

I’ve been playing around with some of the features since the Beta 1 release and the team have done a great job, especially around simplifying some of the things that users found difficult in EntLib 4.1.