posted on 06/29/08 at 08:00:00 pm by Joel Ross
CodeSmith announced recently that version 5.0 is in beta, and one of the features listed is that it now includes the NuSoft Framework right in the download! That's pretty exciting, as we never expected that when we first started writing our templates.
There's actually a whole bunch of templates included now, including NHibernate and .NetTiers ones. I've found that the templates are a great source of sample code to write your own templates - mess around with them and figure out exactly how someone else solved the problem you're trying to solve.
The feature I'm really excited to try out is the source control integration - that running CodeSmith projects from within Visual Studio will cause checkouts to occur. That's a nice change, and will make it easier to keep my generation right inside of Visual Studio - something that I hadn't been doing.
It's still in beta, but I plan to give it a go soon - and provide feedback for one of my favorite development tools.
via Rob Howard