We are having a lively debate on the use of direct-to-code wireframing , and I was hoping I could get the perspective of the IxDA community on this topic. Some are arguing that using a wireframing tool that creates the code is a mistake, as the code will be sloppy, and even thinking along these lines will force you to create wireframes that are at too high a level of fidelity and that focus on features and minutiae. On the other side are the folks that say that wireframes are a waste of time unless you are actually creating code that I (the programmer) can use. Besides, if you are coding the wireframes, they will look exactly the way you want them to.
Also, for those on the pro- side, what are some tools you've used successfully? HTML? FLEX? ...
(full disclosure: also posted on UTEST for the UX perspective)