Tip/Trick: Patterns and Practices Guidance Explorer for .NET and ASP.NET

I blogged about the cool new .NET and ASP.NET Guidance Explorer that the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Team has been working on back in June. 

Since then the team has been hard at work and recently moved the project to be hosted on CodePlex.  You can visit and join the project here.  All source code for the Guidance Explorer UI (which is of course built using .NET and Windows Forms) can also now be downloaded for free from the CodePlex project site.

The Guidance Explorer provides a database of recommendations and best practices for ASP.NET, ADO.NET, and the .NET Framework that you can easily filter and search.  Particularly useful are some of the checklists you can easily follow for performance and security best practices prior to deployment.

You can create custom views of the library of just those recommendations you care about.  What is cool is that you can now also easily publish these custom views to your friends or other members of your team:

You will also be able to subscribe to feeds of guidance either on a local share or on the web:

Best of all, you can also now create your own recommendations and add them into the library (and share them with others). 

Download the project (and optionally the full source code) from its CodePlex Project and start using it today!

Hope this helps,



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