Help Us Prioritize the Enterprise Library 5.0 Backlog

Friday, March 27th, 2009

The Enterprise Library 5.0 team is starting to spin up and the first thing they’re doing is coming up with a prioritized product backlog. And that’s where you can help! We’re looking for people to provide feedback on our product backlog and help us make sure we ...

Using Prism With EntLib and Unity

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

I thought I'd collect together a series posts related to some of my adventures using EntLib 4.1 and Unity 1.2 with Prism 1.0 to build a composite WPF application. Using the EntLib Validation Block with WPF Part 2: Configuration Based Validation  Using ...

New Agile Videos on Channel 9

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

We've posted a couple of new videos on Channel 9 this week. One from last year's p&p Summit and a new one I shot last month showing how Visual Studio Team Architect build a team room without spending a lot of money. pnp summit 2008 video - Distributed Agile Development In this ...

Unity for Silverlight from patterns & practices

Monday, December 15th, 2008

A month or so back p&p shipped Unity 1.2 a dependency injection container for .NET. Just in time for the gift giving season comes Unity for Silverlight! So if you want to use DI as part of your Silverlight application today you can. Unity for Silverlight December 2008 Release (1.2) The ...

How Organizational Structure Effects Software Quality: Learnings From Windows Vista

Monday, December 8th, 2008

When Nachiappan Nagappan from Microsoft Research (MSR) showed some of the results from his paper at the p&p Summit I pretty much had to check it out. THE INFLUENCE OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE ON SOFTWARE QUALITY: AN EMPIRICAL CASE STUDY  - Nachiappan Nagappan, Brendan Murphy & Victor R. Basili The MSR team examined the ...

patterns & practices Developer Team Blogs

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

So right around the time of the p&p Summit Bob finally got his blog up and running. This means that all of the patterns & practices Developer team now have a blog. I thought I'd summarize them here. Espresso Fueled Agile Development - Mike's blog on agile development, the ...

Composite Application Guidance for WPF with EntLib 4.1

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

I've been working on an application that uses Composite Application Guidance for WPF (Prism) and wanted to upgrade to use Enterprise Library 4.1 rather than the 4.0 version that Prism originally shipped against. Turns out updating this is pretty straightforward (but not trivial)...

Pat Helland on Green Computing through Sharing

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Pat Helland gave an awesome keynote last week at the p&p Summit. I wasn't able to blog about it until today as he gave the same talk at TechEd in Europe yesterday. You can read the abstract here. He got through over sixty slides in an hour so this just ...

The patterns & practices Top Ten

Friday, November 7th, 2008

John deVadoss and David Hill gave this morning's keynote at the p&p Summit. They ran through a top ten list of things that p&p will be focusing on moving forward... Questions - Your feedback is number one There is a Method - What is the product frame ...

Application Architecture and the Agile Architecture Method

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

On Tuesday at the p&p Summit in Redmond J.D. Meier talked for the first time about the work he's been doing on the new Application Architecture Guide 2.0 for p&p. We've just released a beta of this on CodePlex and are discussing some of the thinking behind it with the ...