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    PLINQO for Entity Framework 1.0 Released!

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    One small step for PLINQO, one giant leap for Entity Framework! PLINQO for Entity Framework 1.0 We are very excited to release the first version of PLINQO for Entity Framework. PLINQO offers these primary features over standard Entity Framework: Quickly and safely regenerate your EDMX against your database. Inteligently seeks out and merges data changes with code changes. Ability to filter what gets updated from the database. Each generated class is separated into editable and generated files. Complex...
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    Announcing CodeSmith Generator 7.0 Beta

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    We are happy to announce the release of CodeSmith Generator 7.0 Beta today. We have been working hard on Generator 7 for the past couple of months. We have focused on improving existing scenarios, adding requested functionality and paying close attention to detail. The primary feature for this release is better integration with Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 while improving performance across the board. We also focused heavily on improving the editor experience. We believe you will love Generator 7...
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    Insight Beta Signup Closes

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    The CodeSmith Insight Beta signup has closed, a new build with a new look has been pushed to production, and the official launch is just around the corner. Insight Beta Users First of all, thank you! Your account will remain on the Beta Billing plan (and receive all associated privileges) until November 1st. If you do not transfer to a new billing plan by then your account will be transferred to the free billing plan. In appreciation for all the feedback, beta participants will receive a lifetime...
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    CodeSmith 4.0 Public Beta Released

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    CodeSmith 4.0 Beta 2 has been released and is now available to the public.

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    New and Improved Generator Overview Video

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    Since launching Generator 6, we have been working on improving our documentation and videos. And, we recently just finished updating our 'Overview Video'. In the video you will see the power of our PLINQO framework which extends Microsoft's Linq to SQL. We also highlight a template that uses a table from the database so you can see how Generator is built right into Visual Studio 2010 . This provides you with the editing features you know and love, like IntelliSense and Quick Info. You...
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    CodeSmith Generator Upcoming Feature: Bracket Highlighting

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    Today I'm happy to announce an upcoming feature for one of the most customer requested template editor features: Bracket Highlighting! Bracket Highlighting Bracket Highlighting creates visible highlights around sets of delimiters (parentheses, square brackets, and curly braces) when the caret is next to them. In the screenshot above, the caret is next to a } character which the C# language implementation recognizes as a bracket that should receive highlighting. Thus its background is highlighted...
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    Announcing support for ASP.NET WebAPI and KendoUI

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    We are delighted to announce that we’ve added support for ASP.NET WebAPI and Kendo UI to the PLINQO for Entity Framework templates ! In the article below we will talk about the templates and show off the new features. Please note that while we are still working on these features, we would love for you to download the templates and give us your feedback. Also note that you will need to download and install MVC4 and NuGet before continuing. Getting Started Please note that the templates require...
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    Announcing CodeSmith Generator 6.5

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    We are very excited to announce Generator 6.5 . We have been working the last couple of months on Generator 6.5 , introducing over 30 new features, refining existing features and working off feedback provided by customers. Over the next few days we will be blogging about the new features in Generator 6.5. Here is a list of some of the areas that we've made improvements to or added new functionality to in Generator 6.5: Generator Studio (Standalone Template Editor) . Visual Studio 2012 Support...
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    How To: Activate & Deactivate

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    Activating and Deactivating Generator should be as easy as 1-2-3. Below will outline the steps that should be taken and what can be done if you run into unforeseen issues. * Remember before activating that CodeSmith Generator is licensed per user but can be activated on up to three machines (i.e. home, work, laptop, etc.) operated by that ONE user.* Activating Online: First time users The method should be selected when you have an available internet connect upon registering CodeSmith Generator. First...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.5: Schema Providers

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    We recently released CodeSmith Generator 6.5.0 , which includes many new features and improvements. One of the areas that we focused on was our existing Schema Providers. Based on customer feedback, we added two new Schema Providers (VistaDB 4.x and SQL Compact 4) to Generator 6.5. We've kept the previous schema providers for backwards compatibility, so if you are using SQL Compacts 3.5 or VistaDB 3.x we haven't forgot about you! On top of adding two new Schema Providers, we spent time updating...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.5: New DB2 SchemaProvider

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    We are happy to announce Generator support for DB2 . With the help of David Logan we were able to add a new DB2 Schema Provider that ships with the latest version of Generator. You can now generate using the Schema Explorer API and existing templates against DB2. This is a huge win for all DB2 developers! Please let us know what you think! Please let us know if you have any feedback or questions about CodeSmith Generator. Download Now
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.0: Go To Definition and View Code Support

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    The CodeSmith Team has been hard at work on feedback received from CodeSmith Generator Beta 2 as well as two new features to Generator 6.0. Go To Definition We are very happy to announce Go To Definition support which will be available in the Release Candidate. This feature will allow you to right click on any identifier (E.G., Classes, Methods, Properties and Variables) in your template and quickly navigate to where they were defined. This makes navigating your template code much easier! We are...
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    CodeSmith 4.0 Released

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    CodeSmith Tools, LLC, an award winning provider of software productivity tools, today at the Dev Connections conference in Las Vegas announced the immediate availability of CodeSmith 4.0 the latest edition of CodeSmith's flagship developer tool....
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    .netTiers Tutorial Available

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    In this tutorial you will learn how to build a Data Access Layer using Microsoft's Enterprise Library in less than 15 minutes using CodeSmith and the .netTiers Template Library....
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    CodeSmith Explorer and Using CodeSmith NHibernate Templates Video Tutorials available

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    Today, we have added two more video tutorials to our library. You can view all of our video tutorials in our CodeSmith Video Tutorials Library . CodeSmith Explorer CodeSmith Explorer provides an easy interface for organizing and executing CodeSmith templates. In this tutorial, we will walk you through CodeSmith Explorer and show the benefits and time-savings that CodeSmith Explorer can provide when managing and executing templates. Using CodeSmith NHibernate Templates We have updated our nhibernate...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.0: Editor Improvements

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    The CodeSmith Team has been hard at work on the new Visual Studio Template Editor and existing Visual Studio Integration story. We first announced our new Template Editor in the previous post and will be covering new features and enhancements on a weekly basis until the release in the near future. We believe as a company that when you feel comfortable in your development environment, then that is when you are the most productive. The learning curve behind learning a new editor can be daunting and...
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    CodeSmith Generator 6.5 Release Candidate

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    Work on CodeSmith Generator 6.5 is almost complete. Today, we are releasing the CodeSmith Generator 6.5 RC . This release has MANY improvements and bug fixes from the beta version and we are hoping to get your feedback before final release. For a list of all the changes in this version, check out the release notes . Download CodeSmith Generator 6.5 RC
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    CodeSmith 5.1 Released with New Lower Pricing Options!

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    Personal Licenses Available Now CodeSmith is now offering personal licenses for individual developers at $199 (50% savings) when purchasing CodeSmith Professional. Commercial licenses have been reduced as well and are now $299 for CodeSmith Professional. The same bulk discounts still apply when purchasing commercial licenses. Purchase today by visiting the CodeSmith Tools store. CodeSmith 5.1 Released Put time back in your day with CodeSmith 5.1. Packed full of new Schema Providers, merge strategies...
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    CodeSmith Tools 2011 Roadmap

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    First, a brief apology. For the past two years we here at CodeSmith Tools have been working hard, but we made the mistake of doing so behind closed doors. Communication was at the core of this company when we opened our doors back in 2004, and it is something that we wrongly allowed ourselves to get away from. Well we are going to fix that: From here on out we vow to reopen the lines of communication with more blogging, more news posts, and publicly releasing company roadmaps. Enough about the past...
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    CodeSmith Generator 7 Launches with New Features and Improvements

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    Improved Compatibility, More Speed, and a Better User Experience We think you'll love it! [ Jump to Changelog ] After months of hard work, the CodeSmith Team is excited to bring you version 7 of our popular template-based source code generator tool for developers, CodeSmith Generator. With this new release, Visual Studio integration is tighter than ever, we added support for Visual Studio 2013, improved performance across the board, and refined the editor user experience significantly. Download...
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    Announcing CodeSmith Generator 6.5 Beta

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    We are excited to announce the CodeSmith Generator 6.5 Beta today. We continue to listen to the feedback from our users and have implemented several of the top requested features in this release. The primary feature for this release is the new standalone template editor. We did a lot of refactoring to make sure that our Visual Studio and our standalone editors provide an identical experience and the end result is that we are sharing over 95% of the code between the two. This means that, going forward...
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    CodeSmith Templates Now Available On Google Code!

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    Now you can keep up with the latest CodeSmith templates simply by staying in sync with the CodeSmith project on Google Code (located at http://codesmith.googlecode.com). We’ve created this project so that the CodeSmith community can always have easy access to the latest updates and contribute patches and samples. Because we’re always open to feedback and suggestions, the CodeSmith Google Code project makes it easy for us to collaborate and share information. CodeSmith can save you time and money...
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    XML-based Code Generation with CodeSmith

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    Mike Gunderloy has just posted a new article about XML-based Code Generation with CodeSmith over at Developer.com. Mike does a great job of explaining the new XmlProperty feature in CodeSmith and how powerful it can be in using XML as metadata for your templates....
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    NuGet support for the Template Frameworks

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    If you haven't heard about NuGet yet, you may be living under a rock! NuGet, is a package manager that gives you quick access to add or update external dependencies. We love making our products that save you as much time as possible, which is why we thought NuGet would be a perfect fit. Please follow the guide below on how to use our CSLA templates via NuGet! We have also updated all of our CSLA documentation to reflect using NuGet and much more. Getting Started Install the CodeSmith.Generator...
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    CodeSmith 3.2 Released (.NET 2.0)

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    CodeSmith 3.2 for .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 has now been released. This is a free upgrade for all CodeSmith 3.0 users. This version of CodeSmith is nearly identical to CodeSmith 3.1 except it has been optimized and built for .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 including a new MSBuild CodeSmith task....
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