Fast Code is an Eclipse plugin which helps developers to code faster in spring based applications. But it can be configured to work with many other kinds of applications as well.
In a typical multi tiered application, there are lot of similar code. E.g in a struts application with spring hibernate backend, you have to create FooAction, FooService and FooDAO for every domain object Foo. Besides this, there will be quite a few configuration files and their test classes. Typing them all manually takes time, gives you carpal tunnel , and can be error prone. This is where this plugin can help. It can help one generate similar boiler plate classes and their associated configuration files.
It can also generate the junit tests as well. As an example, it can generate from FooDAO interface FooService and FooServiceImpl and then FooAction. It can then also generate spring configuration files for FooService and FooAction. It can also generate struts config file, application resource files for any number of locales, validation file, dozer mapping file, bare bone jsp, etc. This plugin is highly configurable. One can generate any other kind of files by simply modifying a master configuration file used by the plugin. In addition, this plugin can help you navigate between different kind of files easily, it can create an working set containing these similar classes only, and much more.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Templates can be used to create method.
· New Templates have been added with database fields. It can generate sql for insert, update, and select statements.
· New create variable menu option have been added with lot more options.
· For static imports, the user can choose the specific members to import.