Ten Phenomenal Places to Find Generators
Chapter 15 discusses libraries, which are collections of code you can use in your application. This chapter discusses generators, which are tools you can use to create, interact with, or test code. These tools include a wide range of specific types, including wizards, designers, Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), and a host of other items.
The following sections provide you with a quick overview of a number of truly amazing tools that help you generate code in some way. The idea is to create code that you can’t readily obtain from a library. Perhaps you have a unique need or the code just doesn’t lend itself to inclusion in a library.
It’s important to review each tool carefully because each tool has special characteristics. I also try to categorize the tool and help you understand why you might need a tool of this type. Even if you don’t think the tool will work for you (and everyone has unique needs), reading about these tools will make you better about finding tools that do meet your needs and provide the special features you require to do a great job of writing browser-based applications of your own.
Creating Animations Using Stylie
Getting an animation just right can be difficult. Each developer has different skills and ways of viewing tasks. Stylie (
http://jeremyckahn.github.io/stylie/) is designed for developers who are more visually oriented. (See Figure 16-1.) You choose a starting and ending point for the ...