Lattix has upgraded its LDM product:
Lattix LDM for C/C++ now includes an integration with Understand for C++
As part of our Lattix LDM C/C++ solution, we now offer an integration with Understand for C++ from Scitools, leveraging its fast and accurate code analysis capabilities to build the most complete and scalable solution for complex C/C++ systems.
Introducing Lattix LDM for Ada
This new solution enables you to analyze the architecture of any Ada 83 and 95 application in terms of the system elements and their interrelationships (directories, package spec files and package body files). Included with this solution is a module for loading dependency data from Understand for Ada by Scitools.
The P&P team has released another Web Client Software Factory Guidance Bundle. This time is the Validation Guidance Bundle.
What are some scenarios to consider using the guidance in this bundle for?
- Improving UI responsiveness while reusing entity business validation logic across screens when performing validations such as:
- Length of Employee name.
- Employee’s email.
- Order number is unique.
- Order is complete.
- Improving UI responsiveness for applications utilizing Server-Side ASP.NET validators.
- Determining what type of validation to use for improving responsiveness and security.
Who should use this bundle?
This bundle is for Developers and Architects who are interested in improving the UI Responsiveness of validation in their Line-Of-Business ASP.NET Web applications.
What is in the bundle?
- Validation QuickStart: source code to demonstrate how to improve UI responsiveness for validation and reuse of validation rules across pages.
- Validation Application Block from Enterprise Library 3.1: Validation Application Block binary.
- AJAXControlToolkit.WCSFExtensions.dll: Contains the ServerSideValidationExtender which invokes ASP.NET validators including the Enterprise Library PropertyProxyValidator via AJAX
- Acceptance Tests: Manual tests that can be executed to walk you through the Quickstart functionality.
- Documentation: Documentation explaining Validation Guidelines (Security, Schema, and so on) the Quickstart, and how to use the extender.
Check it out. It even has an introduction video (15′ – 15MB) by Glenn Block.
Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007 is getting closer.
This year I was again selected to be at an ATE (Ask The Expert) booth. Hopefully, the Architecture booth, like last year.
Meet me there and at the MVP Community Lounge booth.
If you want to see how you can use Page Modules and its benefits, read this.
My good friend Luís is doing a series of posts on C# 3.0.
Talking with him about C# made me thing about the true story behind the name of C#.
James Kovacs summarizes the whole story here.
The P&P team came up with a new concept for the Web Client Software Factory: Guidance Bundles.
What is a Guidance Bundle?
A Guidance Bundle is a small package of guidance whose purpose is to allow users to quickly, conveniently, and easily learn and evaluate a concept.
Although a Bundle can contain any type of guidance, it typically includes the following elements:
Source code: QuickStarts and related artifacts.
Binaries: Application block binaries required by the QuickStarts .
Written documentation: QuickStarts description and How-To topics.
Guidance Package: Visual Studio Automation for performing development activies in accordance with our guidance.
Reference Implementation: Applications that illustrate usage of our guidance in real-world scenarios.
The first one has already been released:
Contextual Autocomplete Bundle
As a user enters information in a text box on a Web page, a Web page can use AutoComplete behavior to display a list of suggested values which a user can choose from rather than typing the complete term. This is optimal in cases where the list of possible values is too large to be embedded within the page such as with a list box. For example imagine embedding a list of all of the cities in the United States.
See a demo here and get it from here.
Sometime ago, Axialis was kind enough to offer me a license of their IconWorkshop product.
Now, they are releasing version 6.10.
This kind of tools fall way out of my expertise and talent (let’s say that I’m graphically challenged), but I was happy to know that I can now add those fancy icons designers send to me to use as the icon for executables,
One time or another people ask me what are my favorite resources for studying for Microsoft Certification exams.
The answer is simple: Self-Paced Training Kits.