One of the cool things about Microsoft is that there's a boatload of smart people in it. More to the point, many of those smart people are building wicked cool pieces of software that are available to you for free (and in many cases, with source code included!). So, here's your link to one of Microsoft's better-kept secrets (we're working on changing that): OLYMARS (the interesting name comes from a shortened version of the creator's favorite soccer/football team, Olympique de Marseilles). What is so special about this utility? Well, to put it simply, it's a SQL Server .NET code generator. And not just some cheezy tossed-together thing, this one has several superb charactaristics:
- It's highly customizable
- It supports both 2- and 3-tier models
- It's VERY fast
- and It generates production quality code
Currently, the site is hosted at the microsoft.fr location, but we're going to try to make it a little more "English friendly" in the future. If you're writing code in .NET (or, frankly, just a beginner that wants to turn a 12-week project into a 2-day project), this is definitely worth looking at!
Seems totally cool.