MSDN Radio: Code Generation with T4 and Visual Studio with Oleg Sych

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Why write boring and repetitive code? Learn how you can generate it! In this session, Zain Naboulsi and Oleg Sych talk about T4 (Text Template Transformation Toolkit), a code generation engine used in Entity Framework, Microsoft ASP.NET MVC and UML tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. T4 allows developers to customize built-in code generators as well as create custom templates to quickly solve real-world problems.

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Host and Guest: Zain Naboulsi, Senior Developer Evangelist, and Oleg Sych, Senior Consultant, Catapult Systems

For over 15 years Zain has been working with the latest Microsoft technologies. He’s been a consultant and trainer since 1995. He currently creates the Visual Studio Tips and Tricks series. Also he created Online Community Evangelism; which is an effort to build communities in virtual places like LinkedIn, Facebook, and elsewhere. He is not only a proponent of the community aspect of online environments but also is a supporter of the myriad business applications that these new mediums offer.

Oleg Sych a Senior Lead Consultant with Catapult Systems. He has been working as a professional software engineer since 1993, building distributed enterprise applications since 2000 and working with .NET technologies since 2002. Oleg holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science, MCSD, MCPD Enterprise and MCTS TFS certifications. In 2009, he received an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award in Visual C# category from Microsoft. In spare time, Oleg writes and speaks about code generation. Check out his blog at for in-depth coverage of Text Templates (T4) in Visual Studio.



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