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Code Generation 2008 Competition

This competition has ended

The Code Generation 2008 Competition has now ended! We would like to thank all of the authors and voters who helped make this contest such a great success. Our top 3 prize winners are:

  1. Tier Generator 1.0 by Shakeel Iqbal
  2. SQL Class shell generator by Paw Jershauge
  3. Minimalist Meta-Model for CRUD Applications by Olivier Giulieri

Congratulations, everyone, and thanks for participating!


We’re looking for the best overall article on code generation. You may submit case studies or technical articles on code generation. Tell us about your approach to rapid application development (RAD) and the ROI you’ve achieved. Or, tell us about code generators you’ve built by hand. All contest entries will be judged by you, the code generation community, via The Code Project’s article voting mechanism.

How to Enter

Write a great article about Code Generation and post it in the Code Generation section where CodeProject.com members will be able to vote on your article. The article entries that are highest-rated by members will then be evaluated by our judges to determine the final three winners.

  • Submissions must be received between the 26th of May and the 25th of August 2008 to be considered.
  • Enter as many code generation-related articles as you wish
  • Each contestant is limited to winning one prize. Multiple prizes will not be awarded to the same person.
  • Your article must follow the regular CodeProject.com article guidelines and formats
  • Your article should include screen shots and code samples
  • Your article must address a concept or concepts related to the topic of code generation
  • Post your article in the Code Generation section on the Code Project to automatically be entered in the contest.
  • You must specify any resources (code, concepts, research etc.) used in creating your article that were not originally produced by you.

Prizes

The three highest-rated articles as determined by CodeProject.com members and our judges' opinion will win the following prizes in descending order:

First Prize: $1,000 USD cash

Second Prize: Iron Speed Designer Professional Edition license with Annual Updates, an $895 value

Iron Speed Designer Professional Edition
+ 1 Year Software Updates
+ 30 Days E-mail Technical Support

Third Prize: Iron Speed Designer Professional Edition license, a $595 value

Iron Speed Designer Professional Edition
+ 90 Days Software Updates
+ 30 Days E-mail Technical Support

No substitutions are available. All decisions are final.

All entries will receive a free copy of “One-Day Web Apps”, a $24.95 value

Master Application Generation with this comprehensive and insightful eBook examining the latest software development tools and techniques.
Second Edition. Over 200 pages & 120 illustrations.
Price: $24.95

Rules

By entering your article in the contest you agree that The Code Project and Iron Speed can link to your article for promotional purposes. Note that entries must be received by no later than midnight US Eastern Standard Time of August 25th, 2008.

Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Eligibility

This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of The Code Project or of Microsoft or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

Determination of Winner

All entries will be posted on The Code Project website for review by members of The Code Project. In addition, all entries will be reviewed by judges appointed by The Code Project. A winner will be determined by the judges, after taking into consideration the comments and ranking of entries by members of The Code Project, on the basis of which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth below.

Judging criteria include:

  • Article Rank and popularity on The Code Project
  • How tightly an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, including article focus and scope
  • Broad applicability to a wide variety of developers
  • Overall article quality, coherence, and structure

Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

11 Jun 2010
Evoluteur
A generic Web User Interface for CRUD applications generating all screens at run-time based on external metadata. It comes with sample applications for address book, memo pad, to do list, restaurants list, wine cellar, and database structure documentation that are easily customizable.
28 Dec 2011
Evoluteur
A look at the minimal metadata needed (database mapping and user interface) for generic CRUD applications using the example of a to do list.
26 Jul 2008
Shakeel Iqbal
A powerful tool for rapid application development.
8 Jan 2009
Paw Jershauge
Generate class shells from SQL Server database tables, (SQL 2005 & 2008 only). Output languages supported: C# and VB.NET.
7 Jun 2010
Stein Borge
YACGen template construction introduction
1 Aug 2008
Lionel LASKE
Learn how to generate your own code for the DLR using an Abstract Syntax Tree.
8 Jun 2010
hdv212
An open source code generation utility with some useful features to generate procedures,class for tables and .net code for procedures automatically.
8 Jun 2010
Evoluteur
Looking at the possibility of using CRUD applications to manage other CRUD applications inside a web browser and without any hand-coding. Also, presenting a step wizard deriving the database structure from the UI rather than the opposite.
27 May 2016
icemanind
How to automatically create data access layers and business layers from a Microsoft Access or a SQL Server database
7 Jun 2010
Ali Imran Khan Shirani
RAD Tool for C++ Developers, Code Generator
15 Nov 2008
Mike Pagel
Taking advantage of the inherits directive in text templates to allow for a clean extension of the generated template class.
22 Dec 2008
Stein Borge
Template based code generator
10 Jul 2008
R. Giskard Reventlov
Generate 1 to n classes from database tables
7 Aug 2008
BoneSoft
Describes a short hand modeling language for specifying and rendering .NET code models quickly and easily.
24 Aug 2008
Eduard Ene
An article on EGen - a scalable code generation and maintenance framework for C/C++/C#/Java, implemented in Ruby.
19 Aug 2008
baker.alex
Generate source code and database scripts for any language or platform.
3 Aug 2008
Dave Elliott
An article on how to generate source code as well as populate Excel Spreadsheets.
30 May 2008
Ricky Wang
This article concisely introduces StringTemplate with a practical .NET code generation example. The scenario includes common issues when it comes to code generation such as conditionally generating codes, loop, and token replacement.

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

R. Giskard Reventlov
Founder
United States United States
No Biography provided
Ali Imran Khan Shirani
CEO CliXint Technologies
Pakistan Pakistan
CEO CliXint Technologies www.clixint.com
Programming: C/C++, WINAPI, PHP/MySQL, GLUT, Javascript, ActionScript, HTML.
Modeling & animation : Maya - Modelling, Character Rigging & Animation, Publishing Video Tutorials.
baker.alex
Software Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
BoneSoft
Software Developer (Senior) BoneSoft Software
United States United States
I've been in software development for more than a decade now. Originally with ASP 2.0 and VB6. I worked in Japan for a year doing Java. And have been with C# ever since.

In 2005 I founded BoneSoft Software where I sell a small number of developer tools.
Group type: Organisation (No members)


Dave Elliott
Software Developer (Senior) Webbert Solutions
United States United States
Dave is an independent consultant working in a variety of industries utilizing Microsoft .NET technologies.
Eduard Ene
Software Developer
Canada Canada
Eduard Ene wrote his first pseudo-code and Basic program in 1988 while studying engineering. Since then he enjoyed learning and using professionally a variety of languages and paradigms.
Nowadays he develops data analysis and modeling software using mostly C++ with a sprinkle of Ruby templates to keep his code in shape and up-to-date automatically.
The requirements of his work fueled his interest in automatic code generation and manipulation, which resulted in the EGen framework, published here on CodeProject.
He currently lives in Ontario, Canada with his family.
Evoluteur
United States United States
I'm a UI engineer for a startup in California. What I really enjoy is to build tools to describe UI in metadata, store that metadata (outside of the code) in a database, XML or JSON, and then dynamically generate the UI at run-time based on that metadata... which I do with my open source project Evolutility.

My articles on the topic:


My GitHub is Evoluteur.
hdv212
Database Developer
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
No Biography provided
icemanind
Web Developer http://www.icemanind.com
United States United States
No Biography provided
Lionel LASKE
Architect C2S
France France
Lionel is a software architect at C2S, a software company based in France and subsidiary of the Bouygues group.
Lionel is also the author of Liogo, an open-source Logo compiler for .NET.
Lionel is a contributor of DotNetGuru and Dr.Dobb's Journal.
Lionel is President and co-founder of OLPC France.
Mike Pagel
Software Developer (Senior) BMW AG
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Ricky Wang
Software Developer ITCAC(數位協進)
Taiwan Taiwan
No Biography provided
Shakeel Iqbal
Software Developer (Senior) TEO
Pakistan Pakistan
Passion and positive dedication is essential part of success. I believe on hardworking and sharing knowledge with others. I always try to be a better than I am and think positive for positive result.

My Blogs

My Linked-In Profile
Stein Borge
Australia Australia
No Biography provided

How to Enter

Write a great article about Code Generation and post it in the Code Generation section where CodeProject.com members will be able to vote on your article. The article entries that are highest-rated by members will then be evaluated by our judges to determine the final three winners.

  • Submissions must be received between the 26th of May and the 25th of August 2008 to be considered.
  • Enter as many code generation-related articles as you wish
  • Each contestant is limited to winning one prize. Multiple prizes will not be awarded to the same person.
  • Your article must follow the regular CodeProject.com article guidelines and formats
  • Your article should include screen shots and code samples
  • Your article must address a concept or concepts related to the topic of code generation
  • Post your article in the Code Generation section on the Code Project to automatically be entered in the contest.
  • You must specify any resources (code, concepts, research etc.) used in creating your article that were not originally produced by you.

Codeproject.com members can vote on your article. The articles that are highest-rated by members will be rated by our judges to determine the final winner.

By entering your article in the contest you agree that The Code Project and Iron Speed can link to your article for promotional purposes.

Entry Requirements

  • Entries must be received by no later than midnight US Eastern Standard Time of August 25th, 2008.
  • Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Eligibility

This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of The Code Project or of Microsoft or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

Determination of Winner

All entries will be posted on The Code Project website for review by members of The Code Project. In addition, all entries will be reviewed by judges appointed by The Code Project. A winner will be determined by the judges, after taking into consideration the comments and ranking of entries by members of The Code Project, on the basis of which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth below.

Judging criteria include:

  • Article Rank and popularity on The Code Project
  • How tightly an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, including article focus and scope
  • Broad applicability to a wide variety of developers
  • Overall article quality, coherence, and structure

Prizes

The three highest-rated articles as determined by CodeProject.com members and our judges' opinion will win the following prizes in descending order:

First Prize: $1,000 USD cash

Second Prize: Iron Speed Designer Professional Edition license with Annual Updates, an $895 value

Iron Speed Designer Professional Edition
+ 1 Year Software Updates
+ 30 Days E-mail Technical Support

Third Prize: Iron Speed Designer Professional Edition license, a $595 value

Iron Speed Designer Professional Edition
+ 90 Days Software Updates
+ 30 Days E-mail Technical Support

No substitutions are available. All decisions are final.

All entries will receive a free copy of “One-Day Web Apps”, a $24.95 value

Master Application Generation with this comprehensive and insightful eBook examining the latest software development tools and techniques.
Second Edition. Over 200 pages & 120 illustrations.
Price: $24.95

Should you win you agree to cover all income taxes, Customs duties, taxes and excise that you may incur or may be charged on delivery of your prize. The Code Project will not be held liable for any costs once the prize has been sent. If you are not willing to accept any imposed charges then the prize will be reclaimed and awarded to another contestant. Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded. The Prize(s) may not be sold, transferred and is/are not convertible to cash. The Code Project reserves the right to substitute the Prize(s) in whole or in part in the event that all or any component of the Prize(s) is/are unavailable.

Terms and Conditions

Entry is by the normal article submission process or as described above. Please read the submission guidelines before submitting your entry.

Lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries will be disqualified. Any entry containing content that The Code Project deems objectionable for any reason will be disqualified. All decisions of The Code Project with respect to any aspect of the competition, including, without limitation, the eligibility of entries, are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this competition. The Code Project reserves its right to modify the Rules.

All entries become the property of The Code Project who assumes no responsibility for lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected mail, voice messages, e-mail or any computer errors or malfunctions. No correspondence will be entered into with entrants.

The Code Project does not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason, in the opinion of The Code Project in its sole discretion, the competition is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the competition is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond its control, The Code Project reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the competition including cancelling any method of entry, and select a winner from previously received eligible entries. The Code Project reserves its right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the competition or to be acting in violation of the Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. The Code Project reserves its right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law for any attempts to deliberately damage the competition web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this competition. The Code Project shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the competition including any damage to an entrant's computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this competition or from downloading any material from the competition website where applicable.

Intellectual Property

It is a condition of entry that you grant to The Code Project a royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide license to reproduce, and otherwise use and publicly display your entry (in part or in its entirety) in any and all media for any purpose. All entries submitted and judged as winners may appear on The Code Project Web site(s). Entries will not be returned. All articles submitted by you will retain your copyright and will be attributed to you.

Your warranties

It is a condition of entry that you confirm that your entry: is original; has not been previously published, released, distributed or submitted or used for study or work-related purposes; has been created by you; and is owned exclusively by you, or where you enter as part of a group, by the individual members of that group; is virus-free; and complies with Canadian law.

Liability

It is a condition of entry that you agree that to the extent permitted by law that The Code Project, its retailers, suppliers, associated companies and agencies will not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever, including personal injury, which is suffered as a result, or arising from, any person participating in the competition or on connection with winning any prize.

Before being awarded a Prize, a potential winner may be required to sign and return within the time stipulated by The Code Project, a full release and indemnity form stating that he/she has read and understood these official rules and regulations ("Rules"), grants all consents required, authorizes The Code Project to broadcast, publish and disseminate his/her name, city of residence, photograph, likeness, sobriquet and voice, in connection with any promotion or publicity, and/or for general news, entertainment and information purposes at no additional compensation to the potential winner, beyond the awarding of or participation in the Prize, accepts the Prize as offered and releases The Code Project from any and all liability of any kind arising out of the potential winner's participation in the competition and receipt and use of the Prize.

In the event that the potential winner does not comply with all the provisions as contemplated in these Rules, The Code Project shall have the right to disqualify the potential winner and award the prize to an alternative winner and The Code Project shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

Notification of prize winners

The Code Project will make reasonable efforts to notify a prize winner, however The Code Project may disqualify your entry and select an alternative winner if your prize or prize notification is returned to The Code Project as undeliverable.

Privacy

It is a condition of entry and of receiving the benefit of the prize that prize winners agree to the use of their images, names, article in any publicity desired by The Code Project, without compensation. By entering this competition, each entrant consents to the collection, use and distribution of his/her personal information (information that identifies an entrant as an individual, such as home telephone number, age and home address) by The Code Project for the purposes of implementing, administering and fulfilling this competition. The Code Project will not sell or transmit this information to third parties except for the purposes of administering this competition. Any inquiry concerning the personal information held by The Code Project should be addressed to The Code Project at 250 Ferrand Drive, Suite 503, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3G8, Canada.

No relationship with The Code Project

Participating in the competition does not constitute any form of employment or contractor relationship between you and The Code Project.

Governing law

The competition is governed by the laws of Ontario, Canada and the applicable federal laws of Canada. The competition is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and municipal laws and regulations. This competition is void where prohibited by law.

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