This is the first serious XDoclet book, and the authors got it right!
Are you tired of writing the same Java code, over and over again? XDoclet will take the burden of repetitive development tasks off your shoulders by automating them. XDoclet is a metadata-driven, code generation engine for Java. Starting from simple JavaDoc-style comments, it generates deployment descriptors, interfaces, framework classes and other utility classes your project requires.
XDoclet in Action is an easy to read introduction to XDoclet and its uses. It is a resource on code generation with this popular open source tool. With many short code examples and a full-scale J2EE example, the book shows you how to use XDoclet with EJBs, Servlets, JMX, and other technologies. You'll also learn how to customize XDoclet beyond its out-of-the-box capabilities to generate code specific to your application.
With this book you will learn how to write less code, how to keep your application components in sync, and how to keep your deployment, interface, utility and other information all in one place.
Craig Walls, an XDoclet project committer, has been a software developer since 1994 and a Java fanatic since 1996. He lives in Dallas, Texas. Norman Richards has ten years' software development experience, and has worked with code generation for much of that time. He is an avid XDoclet user and evangelist. Norman lives in Austin, Texas.
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XDoclet is the missing link for complex code generation ... This book will quickly teach you how to build and deploy J2EE projects with just a click.
I learned a lot reading it ... I was immediately filled with new ideas on how to use XDoclet. It’s perfect.
The patterns described make a lot of sense to me ... I've done things the hard way in the past.
...a fantastic job ... written clearly and effectively, with humor too.