YDN Tuesday: Code Generation

Every first Tuesday of the month is YDN Tuesday in London, a series in which Yahoo! engineers like me give free tech talks in partnership with open source training organisation Skills Matter. (I'm a front-end engineer for Yahoo! Europe based in London.) This time the topic was code generation, a technique that can increase developer productivity, morale, and code quality, among other things.

About 30 people came to hear my talk, which covered:

  • Why one might choose to generate code
  • The different techniques by which code might be generated
  • Tools to use when generating code
  • How to get your team to adopt code generation

The slides of my talk are available on Slideshare:

The notes are available here. Skills Matter also filmed the talk - the video is available on their website.

The next YDN Tuesday is Neil Crosby on Rapid Prototyping and Data Munging with Yahoo! Pipes on 1st September. See you there!

Steve Marshall
Web Developer, Yahoo! Europe