By Rob Barry, News Writer
What can help code generation succeed? Says Skyway’s Jack Kennedy, code generation tools must offer options for post-generation changes. They must support round tripping, intelligent merging, user editable dependency injections, and more, he says. Check it out.
Also check out the discussion of Kennedy’s Top 10 principles for code generation on TheServerSide.com. There is good give and take there.
While useful in getting large amounts of work done in a relatively short time, code generation does have its issues. It is sometimes far from popular with the rank-and-file developer corps. Some argue that this practice just reassigns a bulk of the human workload from writing code to configuring. What do you think?