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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".

I review for the O'Reilly Blogger Review Program

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Tim Murphy's .NET Software Architecture Blog Adventures in Architecting and Developing .NET Patterns and Practices
Leveraging Microsoft Patterns and Practices
I want to bring the Patterns and Practices group to the attention of those who have not already been exposed. I have been a fan of the P&P team since they came out with the original Application Blocks which eventually turned into the Enterprise Library. Their main purpose is to assemble guidance and tools that make it easier for all of us to build amazing solutions. I would simply suggest you spend some time exploring the information and code libraries that they have produced. Free resources ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 4:35 PM

New User Group Name and October Presentation
For reasons that I will not discuss here the Chicago Architects Group has changed its name to the Chicago Information Technology Architects Group. It is the same great group of people discussing topics that are of interest to IT architects of all flavors. Whether your responsibilities are at an enterprise, solution or application level there is something here for you. For October the topic will be design patterns presented by Mike Vogt and myself. Mike has a Java background so we will be alternating ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:38 AM

CAG January 2010 Wrap-up
We had a great turnout this evening and some wonderful discussion. I really enjoyed presenting as well as seeing a lot of people I haven’t seen in a long time. At the same time there were a lot of new faces. Some of the input from tonight will definitely go to improving this talk if I present it again in the future. If anyone has comments feel free to leave them here. The next talk I am going to work on is Document Generation Frameworks. This will mainly be around Office Open XML, but it will include ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 19, 2010 3:38 PM ArcSummit Wrap-up
On December 7th I presented at the ArcSummit. My talk was on Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control containers. Thank you to all those who attended. When we were done Chris Woodruff and I were asked to record an episode of The Thirsty Developer. It was a great experience seeing how these shows are put together and being able to just sit down and talk with Dave Bost, Clark Sell and Chris Woodruff. I’ll post again when the episode comes out. The slides for the presentation are available ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 8, 2009 7:48 AM

New Architecture Guide From P&P
I try not to be too much of a reposter, but I got a little nostalgic on this one. I remember when the first version of this tome came out and I got a free copy when I visited Redmond for the Guided Design conference. You may not agree with everything you find in here, but it is definitely worth the read to see what Microsoft thinks architecture is. Technorati Tags: Patterns and Practices,architecture,appl... architecture guidance,microsoft ......

Posted On Friday, November 6, 2009 4:36 AM

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

Mobile Client Software Factory Podcast
Sometimes I envy Ron Jacobs. On a recent ARCast he talked with Daniel Cazzulino about the Mobile Client Software Factory. From the discussion it sounds like this guidance package greatly simplifies mobile development and I could see this being incorporated into future versions of the Compact Framework. One cool thing they discuss is that they had to rework the Object Builder components to remove the realtime reflection from the Dependency Injection pattern that it uses. The biggest surprise was that ......

Posted On Thursday, December 21, 2006 11:02 AM

Uninstalling GAT Adventure
I decided the other day that I would like to install the latest version of the Guidance Automation Toolkit. No big deal, right? Wrong! The toolkit itself didn't complain during the process, but GAX has been giving me hell. It seems that I had a couple of hands on labs installed that it felt needed to be uninstalled first. The problem is that the installer only knows them by their short names which aren't very helpful when you have about 20 different HOL on your machine. I had eventually gotten it ......

Posted On Thursday, October 26, 2006 4:26 PM

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