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No - back in the 90's I wrote a code generator that does all the donkey work for me, is is the standard for the teams and it has been left with at least 10 other organisations over the years. Simple, basic ORM, DAL and code generator that does somewhat more than EF and a whole lot less.
Using that we can generate a solution a faster than EF and it is not a black box, all the devs know the code.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
I wrote such a tool for Oracle.
Very simple, primitive, fast and does exactly what it should.
I wouldn't leave it at other organisations though
About a year later I found out another team in our organisation also had such a tool.
However, it assumed everything was a friggin package and that was all it could work with...
I even ran into a very simple scenario that was not supported by the tool. Can't remember what it was, but I remember saying "this is common practice, basics!"
My previous employer also had such a tool... I don't even want to talk about that one!
Nice reply! Yes, there are many here who were writing code before the arrival of EF in 2008 and had already created our own tools for doing the grunt work. IMHO, one of the marks of a good (or maybe just lazy) developer is that they have written a code generator. :thumbsup
Similar story here, wrote something up in the early 00's at a company that got split up and sold off. Had a project 2 years ago at a completely different employer and industry and going through the code I found that same DAL at the base, complete with my typo'd comments
I turned a Win7 machine on yesterday for the first time in over three years, and it's been "checking for updates" for the last 15-1/2 hours...
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The update service had been running on my system for weeks consuming 13% system resources and achieving nothing other than raising the CPU temperature until I installed this. Windows update now runs normally...
It wont be autumn as autumn is nearly over for me and I haven't seen it released yet
And no I don't mean Fall either.
Yes, we do have 4 seasons here too: Summer, Summer, Summer and one slightly more rainy Summer. Even in that rainy Summer rarely rains more than an hour a day (with spectacular lightning), but then again always seems to happen when you want to do something outside or go somewhere.
I know what you mean - and Disney is trying to cure us all of Star Wars as well - but ... The Federation universe has such potential that I'll have to watch Discovery just to see if it's Star Trek or Star Truck ...
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