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LLBLGen Pro v4.0 BETA released! by FransBouma

We've released the first beta of LLBLGen Pro v4.0! We hope you all like the new features and additions we packed into this new release! To make sure stuff is truly tested in a lot of scenario's, the beta is available to all v3.x licensees. How to get...

The Windows Store... why did I sign up with this mess again? by FransBouma

Yesterday, Microsoft revealed that the Windows Store is now open to all developers in a wide range of countries and locations. For the people who think "wtf is the 'Windows Store'?", it's the central place where Windows 8 users will be able...

LLBLGen Pro feature highlights: assigning attributes based on rules to properties in generated code. by FransBouma

(This post is part of a series of posts about features of the LLBLGen Pro system) One of the things which makes some people hate generated code is that it's effectively 'read-only' code: changing it will make you run the risk that your changes are likely...

LLBLGen Pro v3.5 has been released! by FransBouma

Last weekend we released LLBLGen Pro v3.5! Below the list of what's new in this release. Of course, not everything is on this list, like the large amount of work we put in refactoring the runtime framework. The refactoring was necessary because our framework...

Video: LLBLGen Pro v3 designer and runtime framework by FransBouma

With DevExpress ' Seth Juarez I recorded a webinar / video (Length: 1:25:05) which shows the most important features of the LLBLGen Pro designer (roughly the first hour of the video) and how to use the LLBLGen Pro runtime framework with DevExpress' reporting...

Microsoft LightSwitch: a Squier which will never be a Fender by FransBouma

Yesterday, Microsoft announced a new Visual Studio tool: Microsoft LightSwitch . LightSwitch is a tool which allows you to create Line of Business (LoB) applications by using a visual tool, similar to Microsoft Access, although LightSwitch can also produce...

LLBLGen Pro v3.0 with Entity Framework v4.0 (12m video) by FransBouma

Today I recorded a video in which I illustrate some of the database-first functionality available in LLBLGen Pro v3.0. LLBLGen Pro v3.0 also supports model-first functionality, which I hope to illustrate in an upcoming video. LLBLGen Pro v3.0 is currently...

If the Chief-Architect doesn't decide... who does? by FransBouma

Yesterday I read this great article about VS.NET's technical roadmap , posted by Rico Mariani . Rico is the Chief Architect of Visual Studio, and he explains what that title means as follows: I am the Chief Architect but I'm also *only* the Chief Architect...

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite RTM now available on MSDN subscribers by FransBouma

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite (x86 and x64 WoW) - DVD (English). Date/Time Posted: 2007-11-19 06:46:35 (UTC). Have fun hammering the MSDN download servers

Alternative Rock by FransBouma

Ever heard the term 'Alternative rock' ? It's a term for rock music which isn't mainstream. Or something. Anyway, read the wikipedia page for the fine print . I'm a metal fan (despite the pile of trance house music I've created in a dark past ) and once...
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