Hamilton “Hammett” Verissimo, the founder of the open source Castle Project is joining as a program manager on the Microsoft Extensibility Framework (MEF) team. Verissimo will continue to work on Castle “as much as I want,” he blogged on July 16. “So nothing changes.”
The Castle Project has been working on “a simple set of tools to speed up the development of common enterprise and web applications while promoting good architecture.”
According to the Castle Project Web site, “Castle was born from the Apache Avalon project, in mid 2003, as an attempt to build a very simple inversion of control container.” There are a number of projects currently listed under the Castle banner, including MonoRail, a Model-View Controller framework; ActiveRecord, an enterprise data-mapping pattern; and a couple of microkernel projects.