[forge-dev] Food for thought: Seam Forge scaffolding is not 'continuous'

Richard Kennard richard at kennardconsulting.com
Mon Oct 24 00:50:52 EDT 2011

Hi guys,

There's a nice looking presentation up at...


...that slightly 'dings' Seam Forge for not being 'continuous' (slide 43). I asked the authors what they meant by this. They said:

"The reason we stated SeamForge scaffolding as one-time is not because of Metawidget, but because of the fact that generated code inside the entities is
not separated from user-created one. e.g. - I generated Person entity, then changed stuff and added some stuff to it, and SeamForge's entities editing
feature is not usable for me anymore (Metawidget's forms rendering will still work, of course). Just for the contrast, Spring Roo separated the
user-generated content from auto-generated content by using Inter-type declarations. I can edit my entities the way I like and Roo can mess with its ITDs
the way it likes"

Just some food for thought?


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