New Blog

July 22, 2008

Hi all, please update your feeds to the following blog:



One of the requested features for the Web Client Software Factory has been the possibility to register global services through the Web.Config file. By registering the services through configuration there is no need to rebuild any module when you want to switch the concrete implementation of a service.

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In this post I will try to sketch an explanation about different ways of registering and retrieving services in SCSF / CAB.

 SCSF Services

Read the post here.

“The purpose of this project is to build some insightful and practical guidance around doing performance testing and using Visual Studio 2005. It’s a collaborative effort between industry experts, Microsoft ACE, patterns & practices, Premier, and VSTS team members.

Usage Scenarios

  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness of your performance testing
  • Learn expert techniques performance testing
  • Apply expert techniques for performance testing using Visual Studio.NET 2005 “

Check out here.

Also you can read the post from J.D. Meier (Program Manager in Patterns & Practices Group)

“The .NET Framework 3.0 training kit for WF, WCF, and CardSpace includes a set of hands-on-labs, demos, and presentations. The content was originally designed as part of the Windows Server Ascend training and has been used several times for training classes. Consequently, the content is organized into a four day agenda. You can also browse this content by technology.”


Download content here.

WCF Coding Standard

February 12, 2007

Juval Löwy (IDesing) published Guidelines & Best Practices about WCF.


Also you can see IDesign C# Coding Standard

“This paper covers a wide variety of topics that are important for AS performance: Writing efficient queries, optimizing the cube design, maximizing processing performance partitioning, aggregation design, and tuning the system for efficient use of resources. It was developed in collaboration with the developers and program managers on the AS team, so it’s the authoritative guide.”

More about this from SQL Server Performance blog


How to: Define a Windows Communication Foundation Service Contract

How to: Implement a Windows Communication Foundation Service Contract

How to: Run a Basic Windows Communication Foundation Service

How to: Create a Windows Communication Foundation Client

How to: Configure a Basic Windows Communication Foundation Client

How to: Use a Windows Communication Foundation Client

How to: Host a WCF Service in IIS

How to: Configure WCF Service to Interoperate with ASP.NET Web Service Client

How to: Publish Metadata for a Service Using a Configuration File 

Windows Communication Foundation

Tim Sneath and Karsten Januszewski has been developing a WPF Wiki.

Here are some of the pages they have today:

Check out here.

Dan Maharry has created some Visual Studio Templates to speed up the Test Driven Development.

Check out!. 

Simple TDD Visual Studio Templates

It’s available to download the CTP of the next Visual Studio version.

The next version of Visual Studio, Visual Studio code name “Orcas”, will provide an industry-leading developer experience for Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and the Web. In addition, it will continue in the Microsoft tradition of development language innovation. To enable early feedback, this page provides links to Community Technology Preview (CTP) releases of Visual Studio code name “Orcas”, and for technologies that we plan to include in it.

Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” Related CTP Downloads


A summary:

The Web Service Software Factory (also known as the Service Factory) is an integrated collection of tools, patterns, source code and prescriptive guidance. It is designed to help you quickly and consistently construct Web services that adhere to well known architecture and design patterns.

If you are an architect or developer responsible for building service-based applications, the patterns & practices team would like to invite you to learn how the Service Factory can help your future service development activities. The Service Factory provides guidance that addresses many of the challenges associated with building ASP.NET (ASMX) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Web services and the components of a distributed application.

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WPF Tutorial

January 9, 2007

Reading some of my feeds, I found a new site about WPF with greats tutorials.

Blog about WPF (see the banner ;))

Now, you can read me also in Spanish.

My blog in Spanish

Ahora, tambien pueden leer mi blog en Español

Mi blog en Español

You must read this article written by Omar Al Zabir. It’s great!, he use all the new features.

Very useful.