Looks like some major changes are on the way for XDoclet. If you’re a Java developer and you haven’t looked at XDoclet, you really should. It’s a code generator that enables you to generate supplementary source (and mapping) files required by various frameworks using Ant and some pseudo-JavaDoc comments in your code. The best thing about XDoclet is that it manages the divide between hand written and generated code in a sensible way. Some generators want to generate the code that really ought to be written by hand by the developer. XDoclet doesn’t have that problem.