[Service Factory] Modeling Edition (VS2005) Released

The "modeling edition" of Service Factory was released yesterday on the Codeplex site:

The Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition (also known as the Service Factory) is an integrated collection of resources designed to help you quickly and consistently build WCF and ASMX Web services that adhere to well-known architecture and design patterns. These resources consist of models with code generation in the form of tools integrated with Visual Studio 2005 and patterns and architecture topics in the form of written guidance.

patterns & practices: Web Service Software Factory - View Release

If you are looking for a way to build several WCF based enterprise services in a fast, consistent way but with great flexibility, you should look at this package which plugs into VS2005. A VS2008 version shouldn't be far away.

I've been using the previous version of Service Factory since for almost a year, and it's been working just fine. One thing I was missing was a good modeling tool for designing our services, and now it's here.

Check out Don Smith's video of an earlier version of Service Factory if you want to get a hunch of what it is all about.

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