Plans for next year
I am still alive! :)
Well, it's been a long time since my last post, I hope to write continuously next year. My initial plan is to focus on three areas:
1.- VSTO 2.0 from a point of view of Architecture, in my company (3Dev) we focus on Patterns, Frameworks and Tools for ASP.NET and WinForms, but I haven’t seen many initiatives oriented to Office System in this area, if you know some, please tell me. What I consider interesting is the SmartDoc Framework version 2.0 (http://www.gotdotnet.com/workspaces/releases/viewuploads.aspx?id=dacdee7f-6e99-4303-b743-4be141ff7710) I was talking with the author (mszCool) and I will try to evaluate and take some ideas of that framework in order to define a better architecture for Office Systems applications. Another idea is to take advantage of the new features of SQL Server 2005 as the XML Type, Typed XML and new features in OpenXML and For XML, to consume XML data efficiently and simplified from Office Applications.
2.- VSTS, since I attended the ascend training course of Visual Studio Team System in Redmond last May, I told myself “This is the Tool!” I have no doubt of the power and success of Visual Studio Team System and I am dedicating my efforts with a couple of collaborators (thanks to them) in producing some Training Materials in Spanish in order to promote an apply this tool all next year 2006.
3.- WinFX, this is so interesting, I think I will not have much free time, but I will do my best to test some features of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) specially XAML, Windows Communications Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF), and will try to produce some materials I hope so J
If you are interested on this topics, have time and want to learn together, feel free to contact me.