[UPHPU] virtual PHP hosts and database code generation

Jeffrey Moss jeff at opendbms.com
Tue Nov 23 15:53:30 MST 2004

I'm much faster when I don't have to fiddle with the mouse. Writing 
"SomeClass" into a box and clicking a button is just as fast as:

class SomeClass {


Probably like 10x faster for me, but to each his own.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel C." <dcrookston at gmail.com>
To: "Jeffrey Moss" <jeff at opendbms.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: [UPHPU] virtual PHP hosts and database code generation

> How do you figure that GUI-based code generation is worthless?  If
> it's faster than writing it by hand, you've saved not only time but
> also possible typos and bug-fixing and boredom.  It seems like a win
> to me.
> Dan
> On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 09:55:50 -0700, Jeffrey Moss <jeff at opendbms.com> 
> wrote:
>> I don't see the value in GUI based code generation at all. All propel 
>> does
>> is set you up with a nice data model based on an XML configuration of 
>> your
>> database, so you can go back and tweak your database and data model from 
>> the
>> same source. It might be overkill for some applications, although I use 
>> it
>> for even the simplest scripts.
>> There are code mapping tools that will use the new reflection classes to 
>> go
>> from one OO programming language, to XMI (XML Metadata Interchange), to
>> another language, which is technically code generation, as well as going
>> from UML to XMI to PHP and starting with that. But GUI based code
>> generation? Worthless. I'd just keep my fingers on my keyboard and type. 

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