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Tim Murphy

Tim is a Solutions Architect for PSC Group, LLC. He has been an IT consultant since 1999 specializing in Microsoft technologies. Along with running the Chicago Information Technology Architects Group and speaking on Microsoft and architecture topics he was also contributing author on "The Definitive Guide to the Microsoft Enterprise Library".

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Tim Murphy's .NET Software Architecture Blog Adventures in Architecting and Developing .NET Enterprise Library
Enterprise Library Book Releasing Monday
IT IS FINALLY HERE! Keenan just posted that the The Definitive Guide to the Microsoft Enterprise Library will be shipping November 26th. It has been a long time coming. While I played my small part in the initial writing, Keenan spent a lot of time trying to keep up with the face pace of Enterprise Library releases and still keep his day job. I encourage that you go out and pick up a copy. I know for my part I tried to make sure that it contained as much information as possible to extend the EL as ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 21, 2007 7:15 AM

David Hayden On .NET Rocks
This latest show really interested me since the topic was Enterprise Library. It is a subject that is near and dear to my heart since I spent significant amount of time working on a few chapters of a book for the 2.0 release. I have to admit I haven't had much time to keep up lately and had even forgotten that they had moved it to CodePlex. I found the application blocks that were added for 3.0 exciting. The fact that there is now a validation application block and a policy injection application ......

Posted On Monday, August 13, 2007 10:32 PM

Microsoft Makes More Investments In Community
Check out this post from Tom Hollander. I have been involved before with projects that built custom versions of application blocks. This is a great way to share your learning and learn from how others have extended the Enterprise Library. I think it is a great idea. Visit the new site on CodePlex: ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 2, 2007 10:25 PM

Enterprise Library - Fast and Furious

It just seems like yesterday that Enterprise Library 2.0 was release.  Today came the news that the first CTP was published for EL 3.0.  And there are more surprises.  It is no longer on GotDotNet.  Enterprise Library has moved to CodePlex.  I have a sneaking hunch that we will see more defects to CodePlex soon.

Posted On Saturday, December 23, 2006 3:14 AM

Enterprise Library 3 Defined
Tom Hollander has posted what the initial feature list of changes for the next version of the Enterprise Library will consist of. One item on the list made me think that they have really taken on a challenge. There is a new application block proposed for validation. I look at things like the client side validation control and the business rule scheme that Rocky uses in CSLA.NET and I just wish I could be a fly on the wall when they go to build this. It is going to be fun to come up with a solution ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 27, 2006 10:35 AM

[Updated] Enterprise Library 2.0 Hands on Labs Available
This one is of interest to me especially since I am getting closer to finishing my second chapter for the Enterprise Library book. I can't vouch for the Hands on Labs yet, since I just finished installing it, but they should be cool. Check it out. Enterprise Library 2.0 Hands on Labs Update: I took a quick look around and found that this is a great place to start for those who don't know the Enterprise Library. It isn't going to impress any advanced users, but it is still very cool ......

Posted On Friday, May 5, 2006 12:46 AM

Writing Another Chapter?
Ok. So I am a glutton for punishment. I just finish writing a chapter on the Logging Application Block and was starting to research some new topics. Now I have agreed to write a chapter on the Cryptography Application Block. Hopefully with the experience of the first one under my belt this one will go a little faster. I need to get cranking so that the book can meet the July publishing date. Stay tuned and see how things turn out ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 2:11 AM

Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Program
I finally sent off my Logging Application Block chapter to the main author, Keenan Newton, for an upcoming Apress Enterprise Library book. I have to say that I share Craig Shoemaker's sense of accomplishment at completing this type of endeavor. It gives me a new appreciation for all the authors that put out the tomes that I rely on to keep up with our industry. Of course now that this is done I have time again to pursue other topics. I will be doing more work with ASP.NET, GAT and SC-BAT. As that ......

Posted On Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:05 PM

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