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Book excerpt: Using the Microsoft Enterprise Library

This chapter explains how to build applications using Microsoft's Enterprise Library application blocks.


Writing robust enterprise applications presents a special challenge for developers. To attempt to address that challenge, Microsoft is offering a free, downloadable Enterprise Library for the .NET Framework.

Enterprise Library is a collection of application blocks and guidance documents that together provide functionality common to enterprise applications. Effective Use of Microsoft Enterprise Library, penned by Microsoft application development lead architect Len Fenster, serves as an overall roadmap to the process of using the application blocks.

Chapter 4, The Caching Application Block, explains how to build applications using Enterprise Library application blocks. Fenster covers all seven application blocks as implemented for .NET Framework 1.1, shows how to develop and use a new application block, and explains how Enterprise Library is changing for .NET Framework 2.0.

Read the excerpt in this PDF file.


Excerpted from Effective Use of Microsoft Enterprise Library: Building Blocks for Creating Enterprise Applications and Services (ISBN: 978-0-321-33421-3) by Len Fenster.
Copyright © 2006. Published by Addison-Wesley Professional as part of the Microsoft .NET Development Series and available at your favorite book seller. Reprinted with permission.

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