Read this story and just see how touchy it is !!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope this would never happen with you all…………
This is the story of a s/w engineer who had seen dreams to buy 2 Bed
room flat in India. Please go through this. You can find valuable things.
ONE BEDROOM FLAT… WRITTEN BY AN INDIAN SOFTWARE *ENGINEER *
As the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in Software
Engineer and joined a company based in USA, the land of braves and
When I arrived in the USA, it was as if a dream had come true.
Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I would be
staying in this country for about Five years in which time I would have
earned enough money to settle down in India.
My father was a government employee and after his retirement, the only
asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom flat. Read more…
The VSIP Factory is a software factory for creating Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) packages, which is essentially a very powerful but often daunting way of extending Visual Studio. The purpose of this project is to provide an better authoring experience of VSIP packages and VSIP components.
You can find more information about the project as well as contribute towards it by visiting the following link:
Please contact Pablo Galiano (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in helping out with this project.
Thought of sharing this interesting interview article that i read today.
This was an interview with Ray Ozzie. When Groove Networks was acquired by Microsoft in April 2005, Ozzie joined Microsoft as a chief technical officer. On June 15, 2006, Ozzie was given the title formerly held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates of chief software architect. Gates remains Microsoft’s chairman.
Enjoy the article 🙂
The Enterprise Library application blocks help address the common problems that developers face from one project to the next. They are designed to encapsulate the Microsoft recommended best practices for .NET applications. In addition, they can be added to .NET applications quickly and easily. For example, the Data Access Application Block provides access to the most frequently used features of ADO.NET 2.0 in simple-to-use classes, thus boosting developer productivity. It also addresses scenarios not directly supported by the underlying class libraries
This release of Enterprise Library includes two new application blocks (the Validation Application Block and the Policy Injection Application Block), two guidance packages, and a configuration editor that is integrated with Visual Studio. There are also additions in functionality to the Data Access Application Block and to the Logging Application Block. The highlights of the new release include:
- Validation Application Block. Allows you to centrally define validation rules using configuration or attributes, and easily validate data from anywhere in your application, including deep integration with Windows Forms, ASP.NET and WCF.
- Policy Injection Application Block. Provides an approach for separating cross-cutting concerns from business logic using declarative policies that are attached at runtime to methods on your objects. The block includes handlers that can call other Enterprise Library application blocks from policies, implementing functionality such as validation, authorization, exception handling, logging and caching.
- Application Block Software Factory. Dramatically simplifies the process of building application blocks and providers through the magic of guidance automation.
- Visual Studio-integrated Configuration Editor. Edit Enterprise Library configuration files directly within Visual Studio.
- Environmental Overrides. Use the configuration tool to specify configuration settings that are common or different across multiple deployment environments, and merge this information into configuration files to be deployed with your applications.
- WCF Integration. Easily integrate the Logging, Exception Handling and Validation Application Blocks into service interfaces built using Windows Communication Foundation.
- Pre-compiled, strong-named binaries. No need to compile and strong name the code unless you want to manage and evolve the code yourself.
Enterprise Library 3.0 – April 2007 deliverable is available on MSDN at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/entlib
Microsoft will phase out all GotDotNet functionality by July 2007. MS will phase out features according to the schedule below.
Phase Out Schedule
The GotDotNet phase out will be carried out in phases according the following timetable:
MS is phasing out GotDotNet for the following reasons:
- Microsoft wants to eliminate redundant functionality between GotDotNet and other community resources provided by Microsoft
- Traffic and usage of GotDotNet features has significantly decreased over the last six months
- Microsoft wants to reinvest the resources currently used for GotDotNet in new and better community features for our customers
The first of a set of starter kits for WF and WCF on the .NET Framework 3.0 has just been released. These starter kits are planned to help developers new to these technologies to get started on their first project faster. The starter kits are not supported by Microsoft but include full source code to common scenarios examples.
The Windows Workflow Foundation Web Workflow Approvals Starter Kit is a Visual Studio 2005 project that demonstrates using Windows Workflow Foundation for simple task oriented workflow in an ASP.NET web application in a minimal number of lines of code. A workflow model is used to automate work order requests at a small example company. It includes three pre-defined roles which each play a part in the work orders creation, approval and monitoring. The starter kit may be modified for other workflow models to suit other small web based task management systems.
This starter kit can be downloaded from MSDN here. Once installed you can create a new project from the template and press F5 to start the application. This is a great way to try out workflow enabled applications yourself.
Its time to add a new category to the existing blog entry categories and that new category is going to be called “.NET Framework 3.5“. Yea i know many of us have already heard about this and even started playing around with this latest .Net framework release which is right now in the CTP stages.
In the first week of March 2007, Microsoft released the Visual Studio codename “Orcas” March 2007 CTP and this is the first time that features from .NET Framework 3.5 have been included.
Brief on .NET Framework 3.5
Many ISV’s, enterprises and even Microsoft product teams are successfully building on the new features WF, WCF, WPF and CardSpace in the .NET Framework 3.0. Microsoft plans to continue to invest in the .NET Framework developer platform and in support of existing users the .NET Framework 3.5 has no serious breaking changes so existing applications built for .NET Framework 2.0 or .NET Framework 3.0 will continue to execute. The .NET Framework 3.5 adds new features in several major technology areas.
- Integration of Language Integrated Query (LINQ) and data awareness
- Support for Web 2.0 AJAX style applications and services in ASP.NET and WCF
- Full tooling support for WF, WCF and WPF including the new workflow-enabled services technology
- New classes in the base class library (BCL) for the .NET Framework 3.5 address the most common customer requests
.NET Framework 3.5 will ship with Visual Studio codename ”Orcas” and will be available for separate download from MSDN.
Just The Server Side (WF and WCF)
Here’s some detail of the new things to look for from WF and WCF.
- Workflow enabled services – process and messaging together
- Web 2.0 AJAX friendly (works with ASP.NET AJAX Client) and REST enabled WCF services
- New project templates and other new features in Visual Studio for WF and WCF
- More WS-* Standards Support including WS-AtomicTransaction, WS-ReliableMessaging, WS-SecureConversation and WS-Coordination
- RSS and ATOM Syndication Support in WCF
- Partial Trust for WCF applications deployed through click-once
- Rules Data Improvements
You get the Team Suite-Only VPC to review the new features in .NET Framework 3.5.