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

Jason Porter lightguard.jp at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 01:02:33 EDT 2011

I'm a little confused by this thinking. Forge will work with whatever you have there. Generated or not. It isn't going to overwrite anything you put in there, maybe they were using an old version?

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On Oct 23, 2011, at 22:50, Richard Kennard <richard at kennardconsulting.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> There's a nice looking presentation up at...
>    http://www.slideshare.net/jbaruch/pure-java-rad-and-scaffolding-tools-race
> ...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?
> Richard.
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