Friday, January 18, 2013

Snippets Generator v2.0 is Out!

I'm very happy to announce the general availability of version 2.0 of Snippets Generator, one of my open-source projects in CodePlex.

Snippets Generator allows the user to easily create T-SQL snippets for SQL Server 2012! You can create a snippet from scratch or by using one of the snippet templates provided by the tool.

Snippets Generator started as one of my blog posts back in January 2011 and moved onto CodePlex in December 2011. The first stable version was released on August 2012 and today, I'm releasing Snippets Generator v2.0! Of course, as always, the tool is open-source and free to everyone as it is under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL).

This new version (2.0) includes the following improvements/enhancements:
- Improved Graphical User Interface: More user-friendly environment.
- Snippet Templates: A library of T-SQL snippet templates that can be used as a starting point for creating your own snippets.

Snippets Generator v2.0 - Main Screen

Snippets Generator v2.0 - Snippet Templates Library

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Artemakis Artemiou [MVP]

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Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Software Developer and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He is also an author, regular blogger, president of Cyprus.NET User Group and CY Country leader of INETA-EU. He is also the creator of DBA Security Advisor and In-Memory OLTP Simulator. Artemakis is a frequent guest author of worldwide well-respected online journals where he writes articles focusing on many SQL Server topics.

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