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will open your eyes to the potential of code generation ... insightful and practical
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Code Generation in Action covers technique and implementation for building high-quality machine-generated code for today's complex applications frameworks. The book includes step-by-step instruction for building dozens of code generators of varying types. These generators build high-quality output that is consistent and maintainable. Code generation abstracts the design of the code so that multiple outputs can be created from a single model of the application functionality, which means development teams can focus on higher-level design work and strategic problems, while still meeting goals for maintaining production applications. The book covers techniques that range from simple code processors that handle common coding problems to more elaborate and complex generators that maintain entire application tiers.
Code Generation in Action covers building database access, user interface, remote procedure, test cases, and business logic code as well as code for other key system functions.
Although code generation is an engineering technique it also has a large impact on the engineering team and management. The book discusses the non-technical justifications for code generation in depth, and offers practical advice for making code generation succeed in any organization.
Direct examples are provided on a variety of platforms. These include Java/J2EE, Microsoft's ASP and ASP.NET, as well as Open Source solutions such as Perl, Python and PHP.
Over his twenty years of development experience, Jack Herrington has shipped many software applications helped by code generation techniques.
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Who can benefit from this book:
Jack Herrington is a software engineer with 20 years of experience developing applications using a diverse set of languages and tools. He has shipped applications from scientific real-time applications to web applications for business. He is an expert in the use of code generation techniques from very simple code maintenance to code generators, which build entire tiers of functionality. The author lives in Union City, California.
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... an endless stream of ideas on how to automate the repetitive aspects of programming
Like unit testing, once you try generative programming, you?ll never look back. This book will become a classic.