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PaintCode 3 Now Supports Swift 3 and Android Code Generation

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 10, 2016

PaintCode is a design and development tool running on macOS that is capable of generating code from vector drawings. Its latest version, PaintCode 3, brings support for Swift 3, Android, and JavaScript canvas.

Using Models in Developing Software for Self-Driving Cars

by Ben Linders on  Jul 28, 2016

Models play an important role in developing software for autonomous systems like self-driving cars; they are used to simulate and verify behavior, document the system, and generate code. Jonathan Sprinkle explains how to model software used in autonomous systems, the benefits of modeling, using test data to validate the software that drives a car and techniques for writing reliable code.

Interview with Form.IO: API Creation Using Web Forms

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Oct 08, 2015

is an open source platform that enables front end developers to autonomously build backend APIs using forms to drive their apps. The platform provides a single solution for creating both APIs and user interfaces for consumption by a front end javascript framework. InfoQ spoke with the founders of to learn more about the platform capabilities and the future they envision for it.

Model-based Migration Approach for Maintenance of Legacy Software

by Ben Linders on  Jun 05, 2015 1

Hans van Wezep, software architect at Philips Healthcare, talked about model-based migration at the Bits&Chips Software Engineering conference. InfoQ did an interview with van Wezep about the challenges in maintaining legacy software, why manual refactoring is error prone, using models to refactor and migrate a codebase, and the benefits of using models when maintaining legacy software.

Testing Impact of Model Driven Development

by Ben Linders on  Oct 23, 2014 3

By using Model Driven Development component tests could be skipped and integration and system testing went a lot smoother, said Bryan Bakker in the presentation Model Driven Development (MDD) and its impact on testing. Main results from the MDD approach are a reduction of the amount of testing and increased reliability of the code that was generated from a mathematical model.

Create Your Own Scaffold in Visual Studio 2013.2

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 05, 2014

An important part of ASP.NET MVC is the set of code generators called scaffolds. Inspired by Ruby on Rails, these code generators can be used to quickly create controllers and views based on a model class. New in VS 2013 Update 2 is the ability to create your own scaffolds that plug into the overall framework.

Dependency Injection, Debugging added to T4 for Visual Studio 2012

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 08, 2012

There are quite a few improvements added to Visual Studio’s T4 system for Visual Studio 2012. The highlights include MEF support for deploying directive processors and easier debugging.

Using Eclipse Xtext to Simplify Mobile Application Development

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 10, 2010 4

Daniel Schneller illustrates how his team used Xtext to create a textual-DSL that models the navigation paths of mobile applications and generate Java code from it. He provides a step by step tutorial and discusses the advantages of such an approach.

Multiple Output Files using T4

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 10, 2009

T4 is Visual Studio’s built-in code generator. Though fundamental for many of the frameworks built atop .NET, it is incredibly under-powered. Even the simplest things like intelligently reusing templates or emitting multiple files seem beyond it at first glance. Yet developers such as Damien Guard are finding of ways to improve it.

Role of Code Generation in Java Application Development

by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 03, 2009 7

With the recent release of code generation tools such as Spring Roo from SpringSource, Skyway Builder Community Edition version 6.3 and BluAge's M2Spring, there is a renewed focus on the role of code generation in developing enterprise Java applications. InfoQ spoke with project leads from Spring Roo and Skyway products about how the code generation fits in the java application development.

Spring Roo 1.0 M1 Released

by Srini Penchikala on  May 31, 2009

The recent release of Spring Roo, a round-tripping code generation tool used to develop Spring applications in Java, offers Tomcat, JMS and Selenium support. SpringSource development team released Roo 1.0 M1 version last week.

C# 4.0 "Fixes" Deadlock Issue

by David West on  Mar 11, 2009 2

C# 4.0 implemented a change that assured optimized and non -optimized compiles yielded consistent results. This "Fix" emphasized some design problems with locking mechanisms.

Skyway Builder Community Edition Supports Code Generation For Spring Applications

by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 23, 2009

The latest version of Skyway Builder Community Edition (CE) offers an open-source code generation framework for Spring based web applications. The community edition can be used to generate the code required in data, service and web layers of a Spring application. Skyway Software recently announced the general availability (GA) of Skyway Builder 6.1 version.

Using T4 in ASP.NET MVC

by Abel Avram on  Feb 10, 2009

ASP.NET MVC is using T4 (Text Template Transformation Toolkit) to generate the code behind the scenes when a Controller or a View is added to a project. T4 is a fully customizable text generator based on templates.

Create Your Own VS Item Templates

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 25, 2008

If you find yourself writing the same sort of class over and over again, custom item templates could be your solution. Shahar Y. shows how to create your own custom Visual Studio Item Templates.

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