CodeGen happenings at DotNetJunkies

It’s great to see two new(ish) bloggers on DotNetJunkies with a code generation focus. Stefan Cullmann and Scott Munro. Better yet - both of them seem to be writing or have written tools they are going to share with the community (note to self: steal their ideas). I’m working on an article for Jack Herrington over at Code Generation Network - Jack, if you’re reading this I know it is mid-March and I promised this to you in January - what can I say? I lead an unmanaged life, but I AM still working on it. Kathleen Dollard’s book Code Generation in Microsoft .NET has been released. I’m still yet to clear my reading backlog so I haven’t picked up a copy of this one yet. Carl and Rory are going to be interviewing Kathleen on DotNetRocks later this year, so keep an eye out for that one CodeGen fans.

Update: Looks like there is going to be a MSDN webcast on CodeDom also:


Scott Munro
Hi Joseph,

Thanks for the welcome to DotNetJunkies! I had noticed that there seemed to be higher than average activity on the code generation front here at DotNetJunkies. It has been great to get feedback from both you and Stefan.

I can recommend Kathleen’s book to anyone thinking of writing a code generator in .Net. She really did her homework. She devotes a lot of time to techniques that use XSLT but gives enough background on other techniques for you to make an informed decision.

I recently ran smack bang into the present with DotNetRocks, (I have been working my way through the older shows), and have been very impressed with their selection of guests. I hadn’t heard that Kathleen will be making an appearance and look forward to the show.

I am also keen to see your article on the Code Generation Network. Jack is doing great things for the code generation community over there.
21/03/2004 3:02:00 AM
Jack Herrington
Yeah, I’m here. ;-) Any time you can put into the article I would appreciate, but I know how it goes. If there is anything I can do to help out let me know. If you just want to post the slides from your talk we can do that.
21/03/2004 5:36:00 AM