Enterprise Library 5.0 Released

The Microsoft Enterprise Library has always been one of the most popular things to come out of the patterns & practices team. Yesterday p&p reached a major milestone by releasing version 5.0 of EntLib.

The improvements are too numerous to sum up here, but let me mention one: this release has full .NET 3.5 SP1 and .NET 4 compatibility and works great from both Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Visual Studio 2010 RTM.

Full details can be found in Grigori Melnik’s blog post on this release. Or you can go straight to the download page or the documentation.

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  1. i’ve used CAB from EntLib once, and figured out some limitation in it. it was because of the in-process and stand alone nature of the cache. but still, i believe CAB is very good option for smaller web farms. but as far as larger web farm is concerned, distributed caching can be a better option specially if your applications are distributed over multiple servers. even Microsoft has realized it thats why they’ve introduced MS Velocity. apart form Velocity, NCache is also a good distributed caching product. here is a link of the some of the limitations of CAB along with its solution with the help of distributed caching.

    http://www.alachisoft.com/ncache/caching-application-block_index.html

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