July 2004 - Posts
Jonathan Wanagel gives word in a comment about the Enterprise Library. The library is announced on MSND Patterns & Practices and a GotDotNet workspace was created a few days ago.
The first version of the Enterprise Library is being developed by Microsoft in partnership with Avanade. Early 2005 it's said to be released to the public, although Avanade's enterprise customers will have a late 2004 release to work with. Check out the workspace to find out how to participate in the review process.
Via a trackback I discovered some more dutch bloggers. They stick to writing in Dutch, which we didn't, to get a larger audience, and to have the ability to invite non-dutch bloggers. So this post probably isn't interesting to non-Dutch readers.
Anyway, S Dot One made the trackback and that's how I discovered Heeft het over .NET. There are more bloggers, you might want to check them out.
René Schrieken was blogging about the Application Blocks and ShadowFax and that they would both disappear. That was quite the statement and even a Microsoft Patterns & Practices product manager Tom Hollander responded, saying this is not the thing.
The Application Blocks will eventually be modified and replaced by a block "library" (tentatively titled "Enterprise Library") and are basically the evolution of today's blocks. Tom says it's still a good thing to use todays blocks and although I can't read it from his reaction, we'll probably be able to replace those blocks by the updated versions once this Enterprise Library will be released.
ShadowFax, or EDRA, as Microsoft now refers to it, won't be taken apart or anything. Instead, the revolutionised blocks from the Enterprise Library will be inserted into ShadowFax/EDRA, so there's less custom code and probably better understanding of how all those blocks can be used within your own project or architectural implementation.
We've got some new bloggers joining here at Wasabi.
First there's Rob van der Meijen who will also be one of the .NET bloggers. You've already seen him posting some items.
There's also Aldo Braam. He's organizing a SQL-Server 2005 beta program at our company and hopefully he'll blog some about the product and the program. I still have to setup an account for him, but I hope to do so this evening. It really sucks I can't do this from the web. I probably have to create a maintance page for this or something. Or has someone else already did this?
Anyway, I'd also like to remind you of the fact that we want to register a domain name, but can't think of any good name. I've asked this before and people mailed me to register "KillBill.nu" but i don't see the connection to .NET, so I'll let that one pass! If you know of a cool name for our blogs, please let me know, either in the comments or by mail.
Gosatango has created a new skin for .Text, called LuxInterior. It's a really nice skin which I probably want myself! It also has the calender included, described by two guys before. You might want to have a look at it. It comes in two flavors, light and dark. If you're a blogger here on Wasabi, you can use it as soon as I've installed it. That will be the day, you can rip me away from my Star Wars Galaxies, that is! :)
ps. If you're not a Wasabi blogger yet and you want to, get in contact with me.
The weblogs were offline some time today, because the power went down. A large region here in Ridderkerk was without power, trafficlights weren't working as well.
An hour after everything was up, I tried to typ a message in BlogJet, but everything went down again!
Hope we stay online from now on!