P & P Workshop, Redmond

Hi all, I write this blog post from the comforts of the SAS lounge in Copenhagen airport, whilst I wait for my connecting flight to Seattle. The joys of a long haul flight await, let’s hope Alastair Reynolds book “Absolution Gap” keeps me occupied.


So... this post is just to set the scene for the workshop I’m running with the Patterns & Practices team in Redmond this coming week. Four days looking at the entire P & P estate in detail with a client, as well as in depth talks regarding CCF, WPF/e, CardSpace and Acropolis.


Throughout the four days I’ll keep this post updated with any points of interest, and perhaps a few photo’s also to break up the monotony of text. I’m particularly looking forward to some good debate around enterprise frameworks, the pros and cons of, if you have any thoughts you’d like to share please do so via the comments section. In particular, any experiences of putting together a framework for an Enterprise would be of interest. Was it successful? Was it overkill? Has it been reused by many applications?


Below is an example of some of the material we’ll be covering in the next four days. Specific updates will be provided asap after the event.


· Web/Smart Client Software Factories, including Vision and Roadmap

· AJAX within the Application Blocks

· Enterprise Frameworks – General Discussion

· Web Service Factory

· Identity Platform

· Workflow