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PRISM 2 Supports Silverlight

by Abel Avram on  Feb 19, 2009

Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight v2.0, a.k.a. PRISM 2, has been released on Microsoft Downloads. This release offers guidance for building Silverlight client applications as well as guidance for reusing code between WPF applications and Silverlight ones.

A Quick Look at Architectural Styles and Patterns

by Abel Avram on  Feb 11, 2009 2

App Arch Guide 2.0 (Microsoft patterns&practices), Chapter 6, talks about architectural styles like Message-Bus, Layered Architecture, SOA. Beside those styles there are numerous architectural patterns like Plug-in, Peer-to-Peer, Publish-Subscribe. Some authors make a difference between architectural styles, patterns and metaphors.

A Rich Internet Application (RIA) Pattern

by Abel Avram on  Jan 28, 2009 1

Microsoft’s patterns&practices has published a RIA pattern under the Application Architecture Guide 2.0 project. The pattern addresses a 3-tier scenario providing a solution for it.

Venkat Subramaniam on Facts and Fallacies of Everyday Software Development

by Srini Penchikala on  Jan 19, 2009 9

Software development is challenging and lot of fun, but there are several factors that interrupt teams from succeeding in IT projects. These are usually not tools or technologies but it is the people that affect the success of software projects. In a keynote presentation at the recent CodeMash 2009 conference, Venkat Subramaniam talked about facts and fallacies of everyday software development.

Practicing Agility in Application Architecture

by Abel Avram on  Nov 21, 2008 5

Microsoft has published a How-To Design Using Agile Architecture guide under patterns & practices providing detailed guidelines to follow when architecting an application, the Agile way.

SEI publishes report integrating CMMI and Agile

by Manoel Pimentel , translated by Felipe Rodrigues   on  Nov 17, 2008

Last week was hot in international scenario on software development. The SEI (Software Engineering Institute) recently published a report entitled " CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!", which addresses the integration between the ideas and practices of the CMMI with the ideas and practices of Agile as something possible in software development projects.

Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Beta1 Published

by Abel Avram on  Nov 07, 2008

Microsoft's patterns & practices group has published Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Beta1, a book containing principles, patterns and practices for designing the architecture of applications built on the .NET Framework. The intended audience is solution architects and development leaders.

Microsoft Patterns & Practices releases Enterprise Library 4.1 and Unity Application Block 1.2

by Dilip Krishnan on  Nov 02, 2008 3

Microsoft Patterns & Practices announced the availability of Enterprise Library 4.1 and Unity Application Block 1.2

Gartner: Emerging SOA Patterns in the Enterprise

by Dilip Krishnan on  Aug 08, 2008

Gartner analysts have observed increased adoption of the following 5 SOA design patterns * Multi-channel Applications * Composite Applications * Business Process Orchestration * Service Oriented Enterprise * Federated SOA

InfoQ Book Review: Agile Adoption Patterns

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Jul 24, 2008 2

Ryan Cooper picked up Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success by InfoQ's own Amr Elssamadisy and gives this book a positive: This book belongs on the bookshelf on anyone who is interested in helping a traditional software organization make an effective transition to a more agile way of working.

An Introduction to the Composite Application Library

by Abel Avram on  Jul 08, 2008

Microsoft patterns & practices has recently made available the Composite Application Guidance for WPF. A key component of this guidance is the Composite Application Library, a library useful to create composite WPF applications.

Defining Cloud Computing

by Steven Robbins on  May 29, 2008

The term "cloud computing" has shown up everywhere from the Web 2.0 conference to the enterprise architecture whiteboard sessions in big companies to the laptops of startup developers. The big question being asked now is "what is cloud computing?"

Is Cohesion Important for SOA?

by Mark Little on  Apr 25, 2008 5

Jim Webber re-ignited some interesting discussions about the need (or not) for Cohesive Services within SOA. What started as a fairly innocuous post has certainly generated a lot of debate.

Microsoft Enterprise Library 4.0 will get a dose of Dependency Injection

by Robert Bazinet on  Dec 13, 2007 14

The next version of the Microsoft Enterprise Library, v4, will support dependency injection out-of-the box. Dependency Injection will be provided in containers both separately and part of the library. It's important to note that the next release of the Enterprise Library was going to be v3.5 but was changed to be v4.0 due to the amount of core changes to the library.

Article: Using Singleton Classes for Object Metadata

by Robert Bazinet on  Dec 05, 2007

We have another feature article to publish by InfoQ's own Werner Schuster where he elegantly explains a way to annotate object graph with metadata to solve complex problems.

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