Monthly Archives: December 2008

Container-managed applications

OK, so you’ve past the point of deciding whether or not you will use an IoC container. Then you find out that is just the beginning of the road. How does that container fit in your application design? Should you … Continue reading 

Posted in IOC, misc, patterns | 1 Comment

Using ExportProvider to customize container behavior Part I

In our last drop of MEF, one of the significant changes was the introduction of the ExportProvider. In this next series of posts, we’ll take an in-depth look at what it is, how it’s used by the CompositionContainer, and how … Continue reading 

Posted in Export Provider, MEF | 3 Comments

Framework Guidelines V2

This post is long overdue, but if you hadn’t heard, my bosses Brad Abrams and Krzysztof Cwalina (pronounced Kris-toff Tzvalyna [thanks to Monika Dyrda for the transliteration]) recently completed V2 of the renowned Framework Guidelines book. What’s New in the 2nd … Continue reading 

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MEF, Ruby and the machinations of Nicholas Blumhardt

Recently we were fortunate to have Nicholas Blumhardt join the MEF team. Before joining Microsoft, Nick was a busy man building enterprise software solutions, including developing Autofac, one of the popular IoC containers. Nick is very passionate about incorporating software … Continue reading 

Posted in DLR, MEF, Ruby | 3 Comments

On Oxite

Lots of posts on Oxite. I won’t reiterate what they’ve said, though Rob Conery has done a great analysis here. I’ll just share my own quick brutally honest thoughts. There is no excuse for this. There are tons of folks … Continue reading 

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Are you using MEF to build a production app?

Are you building an application that uses MEF? Want to present to the MEF team your app and tell us about your experience? If so, contact me.

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DNR Podcast and a host of other interviews on MEF

Recently I have been doing a bunch of podcasts on MEF. Previously I had done a few with Hearding Code and Elegant Code. Back in the Hearding code days I was very new to the team and still trying to … Continue reading 

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