Press Release


Iain Hopwood, Media Manager
(832) 717 4445 ext 1


Houston, TX – July 11, 2012… CODE Consulting, the consulting arm of CODE Magazine, has published the newest version of the open-source CODE Framework. The update includes a number of fixes, but most importantly, it re-enables the automatic CodePlex download of components. The CODE Framework is available for download on Codeplex at

The CODE Framework is a development framework from Markus Egger (17-time Microsoft MVP and RD) and CODE Magazine. It consists of various components and tools that help developers with common aspects of business application development, such as simplified SOA development with various clients, WPF development, data access, etc. The main focus of this framework is to enable productive, flexible, and highly maintainable business application development. The CODE Framework is the perfect way to architect business applications to be stable for future technologies (e.g. Windows 8).

Most of the CODE Framework originates in the much larger (and not free or open source) Milos Solution Platform product. This means that while the latest build is currently flagged as "beta," it actually contains very mature and time-tested code that has been migrated from the Milos product. The end product is still in the migration phase; new builds are expected with more components on an ongoing basis.

Documentation and articles will also be forthcoming over the next weeks and months and will be published in CODE Magazine in print and online. Features coming soon include tools and project/item templates which will make it much easier to use this framework.

About CODE Magazine and EPS Software
Founded in 1993 by Markus Egger, EPS Software Corp. is the world’s premier provider in high-tech consulting and custom software services. EPS software publishes CODE Magazine (the Leading Independent Developer Publication) and owns CODE Consulting, CODE Training, and other CODE divisions. CODE’s main focus is on Microsoft technologies, as well as Apple and Google platforms. EPS has a staff and contractor network of industry renowned experts; the staff has earned and maintained more Microsoft MVP Awards than any other company. Markus Egger, founder and president of EPS/ CODE, is the Microsoft Regional Director (RD) for the US Gulf Coast Region.

More about the Architect, Markus Egger
Native to Salzburg, Austria, Markus started his first business at age 14. Egger Publishing Service (EPS) began in 1993 in Austria and came to the US in 1999. In 2011, Markus received his 17th consecutive Microsoft MVP Award. In his spare time, Markus is an enthusiastic Ice Hockey player (and supporter) as well as an avid windsurfer, traveler, and general enthusiast of sports such as SCUBA diving or mountain biking. On rainy days Markus either reads, enjoys a computer game, or researches new technologies. He is an international author and has been published in CODE Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Visual Studio Magazine, ASP.NET Pro Magazine, FoxPro Advisor, Fuchs, FoxTalk and Microsoft Office & Database Journal, and written his own books. Markus has earned numerous awards, both personally and professionally.

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