Don Smith

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Author: LockSmithDon Date: 12/02/2010

Symposium Agenda RC1

Of course when it comes to conference agendas, they're really released incrementally as the sessions...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 09/23/2010

Symposium Progress Report

We've been making some great progress on the Symposium ... so I guess you could call this a progress...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 09/13/2010

Symposium planning and registration are in full swing

We have enjoyed the patterns & practices Summit for many years now. And each year it seems like...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 08/16/2010

My App Arch deck from the China Summit

This is a deck I created for the China p&p Summit. I'm posting this because I spent some extra...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 12/10/2009

Updating the factories to VS2010

This is just a quick post to let you know that I just posted an update over on the p&p team...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 11/05/2009

Data Access Guidance

A few of us in patterns & practices, with some help from our partners on the Data Platform team...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 07/23/2009

What's the deal between Devs and DBAs?

As part of this Data Access Guidance project I'm workin on (which I'll blog more about soon), we're...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 07/01/2009

EntLib is listening ... be heard now to influence the next rev

Grigori, the PM for Enterprise Library, just posted version 5's tentative backlog stories and is...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 03/30/2009

On the subject of Software Factories ...

Overview As many of you know, the patterns & practices team has been involved in Software...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 02/25/2009

Early Christmas: Sticky Notes

My good friend Pablo Galiano just let me know that Sticky Notes is ready for primetime. WooHoo! It’s...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 12/22/2008

A Data Access Discussion at the Summit

I spoke this morning at the patterns & practices Summit about data access. As I described this...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 11/06/2008

On coupling and dependencies

For my whole software development career I’ve been focused on the enterprise app dev space. (I did...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 09/19/2008

Pair doc writing

That's write folks! (haha) Just minutes ago I heard through the wall what I've come to recognize as...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 04/30/2008

WCF Security Guidance

If you're looking for pragmatic guidace for securing your WCF services, look no further. The WCF...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 03/31/2008

Using MessageContracts and DataContracts

Users of the Service Factory often ask about the rationale behind the required use of...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 03/10/2008

Pretty Impressive Management

I was pretty impressed by something my manager did recently. I've shared it with a few other people,...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 02/25/2008

Roger joins the fray ... w00t!

My good friend Roger Lamb has just joined the blogsphere and I assure you that if you are interested...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 02/13/2008

Influence MSF guidance

My colleague, Andrew Delin, is making the process of developing software real for development teams....

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 09/27/2007

Service Factory Customization Workshop

Microsoft Main Campus (Building 20)July 30th – Aug 1st 2007Redmond, WA Description Many software...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 07/16/2007

First Service Factory v3 Community Drop

Okay, we're off and running now. Earlier today I posted the first of many community drops for...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 04/07/2007

Now Available: Aaron's new Service Factory article on MSDN

Steven just told me that Aaron Skonnard's latest Service Factory article about the December release...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 01/11/2007

Emerging Guidance

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Author: LockSmithDon Date: 01/09/2007

Installing Software Factories on Vista

I noticed Tom blogged about this a couple of days ago, and of course he is correct, but I just...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 11/30/2006

Handcrafting WCF-friendly WSDLs

It's 10:15 pm and I'm still in the office, but I really think I should get this entry posted before...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 10/06/2006

Bumbershoot was awesome!

For those of you who don't live in the northwest of the U.S., there is a music and arts festival...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 09/05/2006

Written Guidance. Necessary?

In my last post I mentioned that we are having a lot of hallway discussions lately. Another topic...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 09/03/2006

It's all about community!

There have been a lot of hallway conversations on the p&p team lately and the state of our...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 09/02/2006

WCF Guidance Packages now available for consumption

If you've been following the Service Factory project, you'll know that we had to put the WCF...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 08/31/2006

Partial Classes & the Service Factory

I just posted the Service Factory Hands-on Labs to the community workspace and I learned something...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 08/09/2006

Service Factory now available for download!

Before I get ahead of myself, which comes pretty easy for me J, here’s the link to learn more about...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 07/30/2006

Just Published: Service Factory ARCast

Ron Jacobs did a load of ARCasts at Tech-Ed in Boston this year. One of them was with Shy Cohen and...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 07/30/2006

Service Architecture Concept Model

I'm posting this because I'm interested in your thoughts about it. IMPORTANT: This is just a concept...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 07/21/2006

How Teams Build Services

With all this talk of software factories, it's important that we understand the different ways teams...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 07/17/2006

Patterns for writing music lyrics?

Okay, you've had 8 hours to change your subscription to my work related category to avoid this kind...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 07/10/2006

It's not just about work anymore

For the past year or so I've been maintaining 2 blogs: my personal site (http://dev4net.com), which...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 07/10/2006

Live Service Factory Webcast announcement

I'm going to do a webcast on the Web Service Software Factory in the morning (11am EST). The link...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 06/27/2006

New drop of the Web Service Software Factory available!

I could go on and on about how this new drop includes a guidance package to help you build business...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 06/27/2006

Service Factory: Editing (part 1)

For this installment, I'm illustrating 2 examples of what I call "level 1 changes" to a guidance...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 05/15/2006

Get Connected!

Want to hear some excellent speakers talk about the architecture of connected systems ... for FREE!?...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 05/10/2006

Service Factory: Entity Translation

For the third installment I've decided to talk about the entity translation (mapping) capability of...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 04/28/2006

Service Factory: Contracts

Here's the second installment of my blogcast series on Service Factory. In this one I show how to...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 04/20/2006

Service Factory: A Brief Introduction

Here is the first installment of a series of blogcasts I hope to continue that are focused on the...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 04/20/2006

Blogcasting

Okay, this post is for me (well, I guess there is a little heads-up for you too). I found this post...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 04/19/2006

Well spent morale money

The patterns & practices team have been selected for a pilot program that will completely...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 02/11/2006

[Web] Service Versioning Guidance

Oh man, I have waited years to be able to post this blog entry. I am finally in a position to...

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 01/31/2006

Issuing SAML tokens from an STS using WSE 3.0

I thought for sure I blogged about this ... man, that means this is like 13 days late ... geez....

Author: LockSmithDon Date: 01/30/2006

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