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From "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: Borland Jbuilder finally adds ant support (at a price)
Date Tue, 21 May 2002 16:02:28 GMT
How about giving Middlegen and XDoclet a spin.  While it won't be as
"polished" as JBuilder code generation, and you may likely bleed a little
(on the bleeding edge, that is) to achieve exactly what you want, you'll
likely be thankful that you can build entity beans without an IDE mandatory.

I am very grateful for IDE's for my own productivity.... IDEA's refactoring
and automatic ways of taking care of "housekeeping" chores for me is
fantastic (like adding import statements and formatting code).  Being able
to easily find all places a particular method is used is very important to
me also.

    Erik

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Celentano" <lists@joecelentano.com>
To: "Ant Users List" <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 11:26 AM
Subject: RE: Borland Jbuilder finally adds ant support (at a price)


> > From: Paul Cody
> > Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 8:53 PM
> >
> > Not trying to start a flamewar, but I cannot imagine _why_ people
> > decide to
> > buy that [junk].  If I were to ever become the manager type,
> > everyone in my
> > shop learns emacs or they hit the highway (or vi, provided they can keep
> > up).  The month or so of lost productivity would repay itself many times
> > over, and woororold would live in peace.
>
> Hey all, I'm mostly a lurker, but had to jump in on this one...
>
> I have to admit that after seeing how easy it is to create Entity EJBs
from
> a database schema with JBuilder, I'm considering picking up a copy just
for
> that functionality. It's just that the price tag is so absurd... Editing
all
> the EJB descriptor entries with the app-server specific entries in
different
> files looks SOOOOOO easy with a GUI environment. Maybe it's just because
I'm
> a little shaky with all the configuration options in them...
>
> If I could get just that functionality- a sophisticated descriptor editor
> that can create/edit the ejb-jar.xml, weblogic-ejb-jar.xml, etc. I
wouldn't
> have a need for these IDE's. I don't mean something like EJBGen which
> requires you to know what you want in the first place... I mean something
> more like what's in JBuilder.
>
> Am I making too much out of this functionality or could I be considered
> justified for having at least one copy of JBuilder around just for tasks
> like this?
>
> Joe
>
>
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