Sven Efftinge keynotes on the history, the current status and the future of code generation tools and techniques.
Sven Efftinge is a passionate software developer who loves music and good food. He’s the project lead of Eclipse Xtend , a statically-typed programming language for the JVM, and Xtext, a framework for developing programming languages and domain-specific languages. He works for itemis.
The Code Generation Conference returns for the 7th year as the best place to build your knowledge and skills of Domain-Specific Languages, Language Workbenches, Model-Driven Software Development and Code Generation. As always, the event will have a strong, practical focus on sharing experiences, evaluating emerging technologies and hands-on development.
Code generation -- No brainer really; unfortunately it is difficult to get people behind it or to sit still long enough to get them 'liking' it. So something like XTEND is a godsend as a (growing) mainstream or legitimate way ahead.
What I never will understand is code-gen is not new. We have had assemblers, compilers, hot-spot interpreters, dynamic languages -- The ALL do code generation. Anything not binary is working on generated code oye ve!