I am almost there

I have been working on yet another code generator for ColdFusion for the last six months. I have learned a lot. When I am done.... it will read a databse and using the metadata and it will create a working app using the ENTIRE database. It is like a mini Ruby on Rails.

You point it to the data source and a destination dir, press enter, and you have a working app. You can go from zero to working admin for a 20 table database in about a minute.

It also:

  • Generates client side validation based on the data type (string, numeric, float, date, etc.).
  • Generates time and date pickers for date/time fields.
  • Generates inline wussywig text editors for Text fields
  • Automatically generates and populates drop down boxes using foreign keys .
  • Has optional secondary validation using key words in the column name (like email, phone, fax, zip, etc.).
  • It is almost entirely Object Oriented and uses a very simple MVC methodology.

I am pretty pumped and have been working on this every chance I get. When I get it done, (It really snow balled from what seemed to be a very simple idea), I will be able to crank out a working app, with a couple of clicks, in a matter of minutes.

And yes, I will be releasing it open source.

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David McGuigan's Gravatar I'd like to check this out too, unless you've abandoned it for the other tool. What's the status?

Loving the language on your blog btw, I laughed pretty hard at "That's right, free ColdFusion bitches!"
# Posted By David McGuigan | 3/5/09 11:36 PM
That's right bitches!! A Free, KICK ASS, Open Source CFML Engine!!

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