Monthly Archives: June 2013

T4 gotchyas in your environment

In a previous post I wrote about the wonders of T4 and how it helped the team I’m on circumvent the loss of intellisense in our highly-decoupled Adaptive Object Model framework. In this post I want to apprise you of the various things we had to overcome to get T4 implemented in to our build… Read More »

Did you know: *Internal* interfaces on *Public* classes

So I’ll admit I’ve kind of been a more standard OOP developer. Today, however, I got a wild hair and did an F12 (Go to definition) on Tuple<t1, t2=””>. I found this: public class Tuple<t1, t2> : IStructuralEquatable, IStructuralComparable, IComparable, ITuple And thought “ITuple? What’s that?” I went diving in to MSDN and found nothing. So I… Read More »

Text Template Transformation Toolkit tongue twister

Microsoft’s T4 (Text Template Transformation Toolkit) framework is something every software engineer should have in their back pocket. It flies right along with the OOP principle of DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself). If you’re writing DSL descriptors and then implementing their C# counterparts to be late bound, this shit is going to add YEARS to your… Read More » + Windows Phone + Windows 8 = HEAVEN

Let’s face it, Windows Phone, Windows 8, and are purpose-built to work together. And why not – their polygamist marriage is f***ing AWESOME. If you’re using a 3rd party for your e-mail instead of and are as gung-ho about the rest of the Microsoft ecosystem as I am, you’re an idiot. I was… Read More »