[forge-dev] reflection to access classes in project dependencies

John Franey jjfraney at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 19:45:01 EST 2013


Would hibernate tools read JPA annotations, or only hibernate's?

What kind of artifacts does it generate?  Does this activate a template
translation?

What is the name of this feature, so I can find it in the hibernate tools
documentation?



On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 6:50 AM, Max Rydahl Andersen <
max.andersen at redhat.com> wrote:

> > Max,
> >
> > I didn't know hibernate tools had a reveng plugin to forge.  It did not
> occur to me to look because I was too focused on generating gui from
> entities which we developed manually.  I'll try it to see what results.
>
> I actually send that email to early not explaining well what I meant ;)
>
> The current forge hibernate tools is 100% "read via jbdc from a database
> and generate entities".
>
> But hibernate tools core which forge hibernate tools is using actually
> don't have to start with just a database; it can also be "take existing
> classes and generate artifacts from that". As long as hibernate core can
> understand the mappings hibernate tools can load it.
>
> The limitation of this is  of course you don't have the full Forge API
> available to you (since hibernate tools was done pre-forge) but at least it
> is an alternative that could be looked into using
> in the short time. Just a thought.
>
> /max
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 11:52 AM, Max Rydahl Andersen <
> max.andersen at redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Me too. However, I really, really want the feature: generate scaffold
> from an existing jpa library.
> >
> > one way of doing this is just to use hibernatetools to get that model....
> >
> > /max
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