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CommentTemplate: A Lightweight Code Generator for Java built with Eclipse Modeling Technology

2012 workshop paper

In Proc. of Co-located Events at the 8th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications (ECMFA’12)
with: Mirko Seifert, Christian Wende, Florian Heidenreich, and Uwe Aßmann

In this paper we present CommentTemplate, which realizes code generation features, as known from many model-driven development tools, as a Java language extension. This paper first introduces CommentTemplate and discusses its features and limitations. Second, it discusses CommentTemplate as an example of (a) a tool that makes concepts from model-driven development easily accessible for Java programmers and (b) a powerful and stable tool that was realized in a short time thanks to Eclipse modeling technology.