Even if you have not played the game Portal” you might have come across the phrase “The cake is a lie”. According to the Urban Dictionary, it roughly translates to “your promised reward is merely a fictitious motivator”.
Scaffolding, the meta-programming method of building software applications, promises easier development and a faster time-to-market. But the “code generation bliss” can lead to problems later on, for instance with regard to maintainability and scalability. This sessions takes a skeptical look at frameworks such as CakePHP and symfony.”
You can find the slides from Sebastian’s session here