This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm not aware of any code generation utilities. Look at Struts 2 or another modern framework. You will code less to accommodate the framework. Also look at Hibernate which can simplify the code you have to write to interface with the database.