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PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tags Mircosoft & architecture


Microsoft .NET - Architecting Applications for the Enterprise (2nd Edition) Book Review

This book does an excellent job of showing the architect how to achieve their part of the many pieces of the puzzle that are needed to create an agile environment


NEW MSDN Video Series: How to explore unfamiliar code in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

Microsoft has put out some pretty cool videos on the new visualizations tools available in Visual Studio 2010

Silverlight 4 in Action Book Review

Finally someone has given Matthew MacDonald some competition when it comes to Silverlight books. This book is a great read.


Has Microsoft Implemented the Software Factory? I think not.

What I have seen come out of patterns and practices are not software factories as prescribed by the initial movement.

Download the Software Tools Featured at MIX08

Attendees at MIX08 were provided with copies of developer tools and a fast download location to grab newest copies of the software. Now most of these tools are available for free download! The list includes: Expression Studio Beta Expression Media 2 for MAC IE 8 Beta IE 8 Virtual Machines Expression Blend 2.5 Preview Deep Zoom Composer Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 1 ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 ASP.NET server controls for Silverlight ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview (December 2007)

ASP.NET 3.5 MVC Preview 2 Available for Download

The ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 provides an early look at an upcoming framework for building ASP.NET web applications using the Model-View-Controller pattern.

Essential Windows Communication Foundation (WCF): For .NET Framework 3.5 Book Review

If you are going to get into Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) with .NET Framework 3.5, you will want this book by your side.

Cool Links IV- .NET 3.5, Architecture, AJAX, UML, EPF, Patterns, GOF, VSTS 2008, WPF, Silverlight, SQL 2008, XAML

This is the fourth installment of cool links. It includes links on .NET 3.5, Architecture, AJAX, UML, EPF, Patterns, GOF, VSTS 2008, WPF, Silverlight, SQL 2008, XAML, SPARX EA, Visio, Seam Carving, New Books, FXCop, etc.

New Web Client Software Factory Modularity Bundle from patterns & practices

Modularity is the separation of an application in independent and collaborative modules. You use modules to encapsulate a set of concerns of your application and independently develop and deploy them to your applications. These modules are developed and maintained by multiple teams.

.NET Architecture and Development Book Recommendations

We have updated our .NET Architecture and Development Book Recommendations page on the Real World Software Process Engineering site. We have posted a version of what is there in this blog. We will however only make updates to the page on the SPE website.

Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform Book Review

Andrew hits the mark again. This is the 3rd version of this book I own. Everyone of them does an excellent job of covering all the new features in the latest release.


Microsoft SOA and Business Process Website and Oslo

Microsoft launched an official Microsoft SOA and Business Process Website.

Visio Stencils for Sharepoint 2007 Site Structures documentation

Maxime has posted some very cool new Visio stencils for laying out SharePoint site structures.

Cool Links III- .NET 3.0, 3.5, Acropolis, TFS, AJAX, Visual Studio 2008, CAB, WPF, Silverlight, WCF, SQL Server 2008

I posted a few sets of links a few months ago. Here is another list. There has been a ton of new info to keep up with. Topics - .NET 3.0, 3.5, Acropolis, TFS, AJAX, Visual Studio 2008, CAB, WPF, Silverlight, SQL Server 2008, Architecture, WCF, LINQ, MVP, Repository Factory, etc...

BizTalk Server2006 R2 Capabilities

There is a new poster and new datasheet available for getting an overview of the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Capabilities.

Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) Project, SPARX Enterprise Architect (EA), and ALM Enablement

A problem that I see with a lot of process instances (RUP, OpenUP, etc.) is that the templates provided are static word documents. I know that has been par for course over the years, but SPARX EA gives us a better option for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Enablement.

When will Microsoft Sew their Nose Back On???

A few years ago Microsoft decided to cut off its nose to spite its face. The war on UML started with the DSL movement. Although Microsoft still claimed to see UML as an essential tool, they stopped trying to compete with the rest of the market and tried to lead us down a new path that did not include UML.

A Ton of ASP.NET 2.0 Data Access Video Tutorials

There are a ton of data access tutorials posted on the ASP.NET site that explore techniques for implementing common data access patterns in ASP.NET 2.0.