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Developer's Guide to Microsoft® Enterprise Library, Visual Basic® Edition by Fernando Simonazzi, Bob Brumfield, Grigori Melnik, Nicolas Botto, Chris Tavares, Erik Renaud, Alex Homer

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Chapter 1. Welcome to the Library

Meet the Librarian

Before we begin our exploration of Microsoft® Enterprise Library and the wondrous range of capabilities and opportunities it encompasses, you need to meet the Librarian. Sometimes we call him Tom, sometimes we call him Chris, and sometimes we call him Grigori. But, despite this somewhat unnerving name variability, he—in collaboration with an advisory board of experts from the industry and other internal Microsoft product groups, and a considerable number of other community contributors—is the guardian and protector of the Microsoft Enterprise Library.

Since its inception as a disparate collection of individual application blocks, the Librarian has guided, prodded, inspired, and encouraged his ...

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