When you spend two weeks coding something only to find out there is a cool generator that could write 90% of your code for you

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    Now when you use the generator in future and it screws up somehow, you'll be able to debug! ^_^
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    If it makes you feel better, we once spent 18 months and more money than I'm comfortable posting to build an inventory management system...

    Then rebuild it because it stopped working randomly...

    And rebuild it 2 more times after launch because it failed silently...

    Then rebuild it with outside help and get it working exactly right...

    Only to find out that our host was making us find a new host on one month's notice...

    To spend 3 months figuring out how to get the new solution working on the new server (to no avail)...

    To finally find someone else has a drop-in solution for $50/month.
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    @Kaji woah, ok. This indeed makes me think I might be on the right track.

    Oh and regarding the server inconsistencies, consider Docker. That's exactly what it is meant for
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    Generators are good for stubs.

    But for anything bigger I feel that you should know your code.

    Auto gen code probably works but once you need something the gen cant do you have a bigger problem.

    But as always it depends on the situation.
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    @Voxera yeah, I just noticed that when examining the jhipster generated code. One change in an entity would result in the need of changing around 10 files.
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    Just imagine how much you learned :)
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    @simeg I would prefer learning in my spare time and without deadlines

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