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any other code generation frameworks

 
Krishna Mohan
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Are there any other code generation frameworks / tools in the making?
 
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There are some MDA tools such as AndroMDA, which generate code based on visual designs.
 
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AndroMDA is a an XDoclet generator. It generates XDoclet code and then XDoclet generates from that. We talk about AndroMDA and middlegen (generating from models and from relational schema, respectively) in chapter 13 of the book.
For a good view of the code generation landscape beyond XDoclet, check out
the code generation network. Jack does a good job of tracking the various code generation tools and frameworks out there. If you are interested in code generation, I highly recommend Code Generation in Action. It's more about techniques than tools, but it's a good broad overview. Of course you should buy and read XDoclet in Action first...
 
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Norman,
Does your book cover other code generation tools?
 
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We very briefly talk about AndroMDA and middlegen, which are front ends to XDoclet. Beyond that, other tools aren't really in the scope of a book on XDoclet.
What we do, however, is spend a lot of time on in the first 2 chapters showing the various types of code generation techniques and showing how XDoclet fits in to the the bigger code generation picture. It's important to know what types of tasks XDoclet is well suited for and what tasks it isn't well suited for. But we are concerned with other techniques, not other products.
 
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