Friday, February 24, 2006

XML-based Code Generation with CodeSmith

XML-based Code Generation with CodeSmith: "XML-based Code Generation with CodeSmith
By Mike Gunderloy

As you undoubtedly know, XML has become ubiquitous as a data storage and transmission format. It's possible to build an entire computing infrastructure on top of XML files, and many development shops have done just that. XML-aware tools are an important part of the picture, and in this article I'll demonstrate how one such tool, the CodeSmith code generator, can use XML files as input. Because CodeSmith templates can contain as much programming logic as you need, this opens up possibilities for transforming XML in ways that would be difficult or impossible using conventional XML tools."

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