Adminklient till entitetstjänster

Innan jag ens börjar måste jag först dra några små "disclaimers". Det jag skriver nedan bryter mot minst en av grundpelarna i SOA (fler än så om man är lite petig). Det bör alltså användas med stor försiktighet och med en god anledning. Detta må se ut som ett mönster, men är det absolut inte ...

New Visual Studio 2005 SDK Release

I’ve been implementing a couple of add-ins for VS 2005 and I just saw that there is a new release of the VS2005 SDK. The download is double the size of the last version, that has to be a good sign.. 🙂 Tweet

Transactional memory? Cool!

Joe Duffy has written a short introduction to something I hadn’t heard about before; Transactional memory. Basically, the idea is to implement some scheme for optimistic concurrency when doing things in-memory. I’m thinking this will be one of the things coming in C# 4.0! I mean, combine this with LINQ and.. well.. it’ll be way ...

Project references in GAT

Yesterday I spent more or less the entire day trying to figure out how to add references between projects while unfolding a solution template. Turns out it was wasn’t that tricky once you get the hang of GAT… Here’s a step-by-step instruction: Add new arguments for the complete name of each project in the CreateSolution ...

The pain of Guidance Automation Toolkit

I'm telling you, writing guidance packages using GAT can be infinitely frustrating! At least on my rather slow laptop with a measly 1 Gb of RAM. Why is that, you might ask yourself? Well, here's the process you use when finding errors in a package: Rebuild your package (about 45 seconds) Register your package (about ...

GAT again

My last post was about the Guidance Automation Toolkit from the P&P team. Well, I’ve spent a couple of hours trying to wrap my head around it and I have to admit I’m quite overwhelmed. It is very well structured and the possibilities are endless, but the amount of XML files and other stuff is ...

Guidance Automation Toolkit

Wow, these days it’s not easy keeping up with the latest stuff from Microsoft, especially if you’re an architect..! The latest thing to be released from the Pattern & Practices team is the Guidance Automation Toolkit. In short, it’s a set of tools that simplifies the process of creating templates and wizards for VS 2005. ...

Interface design in distributed solutions

The guys at thinktecture have released a quite interesting email conversation about Interface design in distributed solutions. A rather interesting read which deals with some of the problems that tend to be ignored when discussing SOA solutions. In particular, how to map service interfaces to the underlying components. Tweet

SOA: Sharing Schema AND Class

Usually, I am very much a strict SOA advocate. I really do believe in the principles of having loosely coupled, interface-based, self-contained services. But, that doesn’t mean that you’re not allowed to cut some corners once in awhile! One of the problems with doing SOA based development in .NET is the more or less lousy ...

Opening a .csproj file in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE

Been pulling my hair to find an way to open up a .csproj file in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE. After lots of right-clicking and dragging-and-dropping I gave up and googled it. The answer was on the MSBuild Team Blog all the time. Turns out it’s as easy as this: Right click the project and ...