Richard.Hein wrote:Angelfire said:
"I understand that was not the intention but as devs it's scary to watch automation carry into the things that used to once be the soul domain of devs and architects ..... the stuff that put food on our tables.... Lets just hope that the intended use is more often the case than the potential miss use......"
Automation is your friend!
It's way too late to turn back the hands of time; not to sound so melodramatic, but think about Ruby on Rails and Django, etc..., this is just the next step in web development and vital for .NET developers to compete.
I have already used BLINQ to generate a large website. The code is amazingly small and understandable to anyone who knows ASP.NET 2.0 and LINQ. I have never seen better than BLINQ personally, including Rails.
However it is still up to developers to work against that to meet all the business requirements - the pages are far from done is most cases. That's still a lot of work. Now you can focus on business programming, instead of technology programming, however.
I am just waiting for LINQ to be released to use it in earnest.
I agree automation is my friend..... mine and my keyboard's the only real fear is that "automation in the hands of the wrong people leads to terrible things".... I'm not saying i won't be using blinq (tho most likely just sqlmetal instead most of the time).....
Lets just try and keep it kind of a dev secret.... when was the last time you let your DBA write Business Code (and i happen to prefer tech programming over business programming)....