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They took a pretty good swing at solving CRUD with CASE tools. It was an interesting approach, but never had the flexibility to get by without customization.

I spent a few years of my life back in the 90s working on CASE tools at Oracle. The main useful remnant I now have of that time is a useful ability to spot when developers go too meta - i.e instead of just solving the problem in hand they try to build a generalized solution that can solve even problems they haven't seen yet.

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