Service Factory: Modeling Edition for Visual Studio 2008 is Live!
After the broken IDE changes were made, and the GAT and GAX were released for Visual Studio 2008 RTM, the Software Factories support for Visual Studio 2008 starting to show up.
Today, the p&p team has released the Service Factory: Modeling Edition February 2008.
You can download:
Service Factory: Modeling Edition Binary Release
Service Factory: Modeling Edition Source Code Release (Visual Studio 2008)
Just Released: GAT and GAX for Visual Studio 2008 RTM I have posted earlier about the broken DTE interfaces in Visual Studio 2008 that caused the GAT and GAX to break, which made the Software Factories to not work on Visual Studio 2008. Now that the February 2008 release of GAT and GAX support Visual Studio 2008, we can expect the software factories updates for Visual Studio 2008 to show up really soon. Downloads: Guidance Automation Extensions - February 2008 Release Guidance Automation Toolkit for Visual Studio...
Smart Client Software Factory for Visual Studio 2008 I've written in the past about Software Factories Support for Visual Studio 2008, and mentioned that currently there is no support for Smart Client Software Factory for Visual Studio 2008. During the time that post was written, project Acropolis was alive and there were no plans to enable working with CAB and Smart Client Software Factory in Visual Studio 2008. Recently, when project Acropolis was stopped and the Composite WPF started instead, the plans were changed. According to Glenn Block, the team is now working...
Just Released: Service Factory Modeling Edition (v3) for Visual Studio 2005 As I've written in my post Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition Roadmap, the final release of Service Factory: Modeling Edition (v3) supports Visual Studio 2005 only. The Visual Studio 2008 release should be out around February, the same time that Visual Studio 2008 is launched. You can download the Service Factory Modeling Edition (v3) for Visual Studio 2005 release from codeplex. Watch the 15 minutes Walktrough This walkthrough provides a very brief introduction to people who either do not have a lot...
Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition Roadmap
Don Smith has published the September Drop of the new Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition (formerly known as Service Factory v3). This drop contains only a newer version of the Service Factory Documentation, and can be found here.
Along with this drop, Don has updated the roadmap page for this software factory. Here are the highlights from this page:
The final community release of the Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition is planned for October 30th, 2007.
This release contains the Service Contract Designer, Data Contract Designer and Host Designer.
The WSDL Import...
Software Factories Support for Visual Studio 2008 Since the release of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, and the release of GAT/GAX July CTP that supports it, many of us are waiting for updates regarding the support for the current software factories such as Web Service Software Factory, Smart Client Software Factory and Web Client Software Factory for Visual Studio 2008. I've already mentioned in an earlier post that currently there is not support for those factories in Visual Studio 2008, since it broke some DTE interfaces, and therefore it is not fully backward compatible. Recently, the patterns and...
Service Factory v3 - New Community Drop on CodePlex
Build 117 alpha of Service Factory v3 is available for download from Community Page of Service Factory on CodePlex.
In order to get started with this new release, go through the documentation of this release. It contains instructions for setting up the factory for your development environment, and also contains an introductory walkthrough that helps you understand how to benefit from the factory.
The team is looking for your feedback, as the opportunity to make a difference before the final release is closing. If you have any feedback, please answer these questions,...
GAT/GAX July CTP, but no Software Factories
The patterns & practices team has released the July 2007 CTP of Guidance Automation Toolkit and Guidance Automation Extensions. It has only minor updates from the previous February CTP, but the big news about it is the support for Visual Studio 2008 (Beta 2).
Great news? not so much...
Visual Studio 2008 has broken some of the DTE interfaces, and therefore it is not fully backward compatible. This means that none of the existing Software Factories can work on Visual Studio 2008.According to p&p, there are currently no plans to apply these changes and redeploy the factories,...
How To: Write a Custom Validator for Validation Application Block (VAB) using Application Block Software Factory
This post is a step by step guide on how to write a custom validator using Application Block Software Factory and integrate it in the configuration editor of Enterprise Library.
When you install Enterprise Library 3.1, you not only get library code and documentation, you also get the Application Block Software Factory. This factory allows you to create new application block that can sit above the Enterprise Library code services such as configuration and ObjectBuilder. This Software Factory can also help you to create typed...
Data Access Guidance Package - The Repository Factory
The Web Service Software Factory contains a set of guidance related to the creation of data access components, which is a much larger problem space than just services. The patterns & practices team have decided to split this package out into its own project and name it: The Repository Factory.
The Data Access Guidance Package - The Repository Factory is not intended to be a be-all-does-everything ORM solution. Instead, it's a lightweight code generator that automates most of the hand-coding needed to build domain model object and persist them to a database.