Anyone out there wants to save time. Who wants to keep repeating the same mundane tasks all the time? I certainly don’t.
To save myself a bunch of time I’ve built up a snippet library and a bunch of projects on Github. Why build something a second time when you don’t have to.
The next step past maintaining your own snippet libraries, is using snippets from others, or using online code generator.
The big issue I have with online code generators has nothing to do with developers that could write the code on their own anyway. Just like I keep a snippet library around to speed things up, a code generator will speed things up. The issue is that they also put complex code in the hands of non-developers. When something breaks, these people that are in over their head have no idea how to get themselves back above water.
Now I’m all for saving time, but I think you should know what’s going on before you randomly grab code and stick it on your site.