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XDoclet support in Spring

 
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Is there any support for XDoclet in Spring? How exactly XDoclet can be used to remove redundant or boiler plate code in the application. Thanks.
 
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Just out of curiosity, what would you see XDoclet support in Spring *doing*? With annotations a lot of the compelling uses for XDoclet went away.
 
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David Newton wrote:Just out of curiosity, what would you see XDoclet support in Spring *doing*? With annotations a lot of the compelling uses for XDoclet went away.



Exactly, that's the question I have. I briefly heard some one saying XDoclet can be used to generate Spring code but not sure what exactly he meant. Let's wait to hear from Craig.

 
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XDoclet can be used to create any sort of code, but I don't know of any that creates Spring code.
 
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Actually...way back when, I wrote an XDoclet module for generating Spring XML from doclet tags in bean code. It was a kinda stupid activity, though, as I believe that it didn't do much to support proper decoupling of the beans...it just moved the coupling into the doclet tags.

Anyhow, I believe that the module is available as part of XDoclet 1...I'm not sure if anyone ever ported it to XDoclet 2 or not.
 
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Craig Walls wrote:Actually...way back when, I wrote an XDoclet module for generating Spring XML from doclet tags in bean code. It was a kinda stupid activity, though, as I believe that it didn't do much to support proper decoupling of the beans...it just moved the coupling into the doclet tags.



Is Spring XML generation the only feature available in XDoctlet in support of Spring. It is something like Java2WSDL in Webservice frameworks.
 
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Anil Vupputuri wrote:Is Spring XML generation the only feature available in XDoctlet in support of Spring. It is something like Java2WSDL in Webservice frameworks.



Yeah, that's pretty much it. Nothing terribly exciting. I wrote that XDoclet plugin, but I do not suggest that you use it. It was simply not a good idea.
 
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