Should have gotten the word out sooner, of course, but better late than never - right. Bennie and I've been cramming a bit: it's been an exercise in designing an enterprise .NET 3.x reference architecture in about a week and a half while juggling the clients and family commitments. Well - truth be told the: I'll have to do something special for the wife and boys after this...
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Bennie and I are presenting the Building an Enterprise App with .NET 3.x from the Application Design track at Desert Code Camp 2007 in Tempe Saturday morning. As a heads-up we don't know how Acropolis and Silverlight got on the description: we won't be covering those technologies as exciting as they are.
The track will, however, cover a vertical slice of a web based Events planning reference application. The intent is to highlight how to go about tackling an enterprise or mission critical requirement given the mix of new technologies and tools in .NET 3.x and Visual Studio 2008 and to discuss recommendations for designing, developing and maintaining such applications. We'll specifically discuss Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) used as a controller for the user interface as well as to control and represent the "long-running" sometimes complicated process, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) which provides a message based services infrastructure that is easily extended, maintained and scaled, and the brand new .NET 3.5 feature Linq (Linq to SQL in particular) as the resource access layer within the service architecture.
This reference architecture will be the subject of subsequent posts on Foo Theory and we've discussed, perhaps, collaborating with the broader community once it matures.
Bennie will also be presenting (or teaching as they call it) two other tracks this weekend:
Hope to see you at code camp. It looks like the tracks are close to capacity so if you don't make it stay tuned at Foo Theory for more news.