In these days I'm really busy with lots of projects (old and new) and I think
this is the cause that I'm loosing some interesting cool releases like the
just discovered Mobile
Client Software Factory.
As described by Microsoft, "The Mobile Client Software Factory provides
integrated guidance to help architects and developers create line-of-business
Windows Mobile applications that interact with back-end systems over networks
such as WiFi and GPRS that might be intermittently available.
Architects can use the Mobile Client Software Factory to create baseline
architectures for their organizations. A baseline architecture is a starting
point for implementing instances of similar applications —in this case, a mobile
application —that includes the most critical mechanisms and shared elements
common to those applications. Developers can use the baseline architecture to
create mobile client applications in a predictable and agile way, using the
Application Blocks and tools provided".
I love these types of kits and I think that they must be well evaluated when
architecturing a complex solution: you can build a powerful and
well-architectured system and save a lot of your development time.
However, I think that there's a bit lack at the moment: examples (useful to
understand all the architecture) are poor and having something more could be a
big help for everyone.