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How to Structure .NET Solutions and Components

This week's podcast answers some recent questions emailed from a reader:

Hi Udi,

I've been programming on the .NET framework for several years now and want to move towards an architecture role. Additionally, I have been reading up on WCF and related .NET 3.0 technologies, but have more questions than answers.

1. Do you have guidelines/best-practices for how to structure a .NET solution and related assemblies? Also, guidelines as to how to factor the various namespaces and what goes where would be helpful.

2. How should components be factored; i.e., one component to an assembly or multiple components to an assembly? I've read several different articles that go back and forth, but never really got a straight answer.

3. How do components relate to services from an SOA perspective?

4. Does application scope/size impact the decision to use SOA? And,

5. Do you have any resources that I could use to learn more about SOA and .NET?

I appreciate the help and any answers that you can provide.


Additional References:

On the importance of splitting up projects and DLLs

Inversion of Control Containers and the Dependency Injection pattern

Dependency Injection Tools:

[.NET] Spring Framework

[.NET] StructureMap

[Java] Spring Framework


Podcast on Autonomous Services and Pub/Sub

Podcast on Business and Autonomous Components in SOA

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