This seems to be long over due. After all reading the hype that MS puts around BDC its a disappointment once a person tries to implement it and realize that he would have to write out a huge XML file to get it working. Not very nice.
One had to rely on a third party tool called BDC Meta Man to help generate the file, which was a tad bit expensive for the professional version $1200.Now the latest version of MOSS SDK comes with a BDC Definition editor tool. More details here. Wonder what BDC Meta Man will do now? Slash prices and improve features? Or throw down the towel and fade into oblivion.
Can’t wait to check out the new BDC tool.