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Monday, May 26, 2008

Enterprise Library 4.0 Features

Enterprise Library 4.0 is released this month. There are few new features added in EL 4.0. One of those is new application block (The Unity Application Block). Unity is a lightweight, extensible dependency injection container with support for constructor, property, and method call injection.

You can use the Unity Application Block as a stand-alone dependency injection mechanism without requiring installation of Enterprise Library.

Here are some new features added in EL 4.0.

1. New Unity Application Block

2. Performance improvements

3. Pluggable Cache Manager

4. Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) 2.0 support and improved instrumentation

5. VS 2008 support

6. Bug fixes in previous versions

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Enterprise Library 4.0 – May 2008 contains the following application blocks:

  • Caching Application Block. Developers can use this application block to incorporate a cache in their applications. Pluggable cache providers are supported.
  • Cryptography Application Block. Developers can use this application block to incorporate hashing and symmetric encryption in their applications.
  • Data Access Application Block. Developers can use this application block to incorporate standard database functionality in their applications.
  • Exception Handling Application Block. Developers and policy makers can use this application block to create a consistent strategy for processing exceptions that occur throughout the architectural layers of enterprise applications.
  • Logging Application Block. Developers can use this application block to include standard logging functionality in their applications.
  • Policy Injection Application Block. Developers can use this application block to implement interception policies that can be used to streamline the implementation of common features, such as logging, caching, exception handling, and validation, across a system.
  • Security Application Block. Developers can use this application block to incorporate authorization and security caching functionality in their applications.
  • Unity Application Block. Developers can use this application block as a lightweight and extensible dependency injection container with support for constructor, property, and method call injection.
  • Validation Application Block. Developers can use this application block to create validation rules for business objects that can be used across different layers of their applications.

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