# Friday, 15 June 2007


just found out about this sample application: .NET StockTrader Sample Application.

This application is an end-to-end sample application for .NET Enterprise Application Server technologies. It is a service-oriented application based on Windows Communication Foundation (.NET 3.0) and ASP.NET, and illustrates many of the .NET enterprise development technologies for building highly scalable, rich "enterprise-connected" applications. It is designed as a benchmark kit to illustrate alternative technologies within .NET and their relative performance. The application offers full interoperability with J2EE and IBM WebSphere's Trade 6.1 sample application. As such, the application offers an excellent opportunity for developers to learn about .NET and building interoperable, service-oriented applications.

Since the weather in Belgium isn't that great at the moment I think I know what I'll be checking out the next week.

Grz, Kris.

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# Monday, 02 October 2006

Just saw on the Belgian MSDN site that Kurt Claeys, a member of VISUG like me, wrote an article about State machine workflows in Windows Workflow Foundation. Last week we both attended the .NET 3.0 Framework Development event.

Nice to see that he describes the state machine side of WF. Ingo Rammer did a great explanation about creating workflows on the event but didn't show state machines during his speech.

Grz, Kris.

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.NET 3.0 | WF
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# Tuesday, 26 September 2006

Yesterday I visited the .NET Framework 3.0 Development event provided by Microsoft. It was a great introduction to the new upcoming technologies: WPF, Cardspace, WCF and WF.

The first 2 sessions were presented by Peter Himschoot, a regional director for Belgium. The last 2 were presented by Ingo Rammer, the known Austrian regional director.

My impression: WPF looks way cool. It looks quite flexibel and the 3D effects were also looking great. Peter also showed us a WPF application running sandboxed in Internet Explorer and apparently this is called an XBAP application.

CardSpace looks promising but I still need to see it in practice. If it can live up to the expectations it could have a very bright future though.

Then Ingo showed us WCF and later on WF. This was for me the first time I saw WF in action. Boy did I wish I could already use it in my current project, it would a great time saver for the workflows I need to implement.

The last session, and also the most interesting probably, was the one where WCF and WF were used together. I just checked Ingo's blog and as he promised he uploaded the slides and demo applications. You can download them here.

Grz, Kris.

MSDN | .NET 3.0 | IE | WCF | WCS | WF | WPF
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# Monday, 04 September 2006
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# Monday, 31 July 2006
# Tuesday, 25 July 2006

Just found this on Tom Archer's blog. At the moment it can be quite confusing to keep up with all the CTP's, releases and which month's version should I use? Well, this blog entry tries to make it clearer: Determining Which Build of Windows Vista and .NET 3.0 Development Tools is Right for You.

Grz, Kris.

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