The authors share insights from their experience building DSLs for business people.
Daniil Elovkov shows how to define a projectional editor that combines graphical, tabular, textual notations, lets one either mix or seamlessly switch between those, and is deployable to the web.
John Slaby discusses the reasons why he prefers fluent APIs and examine, through examples, the many different ways that Fluent APIs can be used to help produce better solutions than external DSLs.
The panelists discuss if code generation techniques help or hinder long-term software maintenance, and how such techniques can be integrated in the maintenance process.
Juan Manuel and Jesús López González share their experience gathered over five years designing and implementing Speech, a DSL for programming social processes.
Gilles Di Guglielmo and Julien Baudry present patterns for solving UI issues –large forms, linked form fields, conditional field display, dynamic list content, incremental validation-, using modeling.
Sebastian Erdweg introduces SugarJ, a Java-based extensible programming framework which extends Java with closures.
Martin Thiede introduces and demoes RText, an open source textual DSL framework that can be used with almost any text editor or IDE.
Michael Rauch and Christoph Gutmann explain how Eclipse Modeling technology is successfully applied to establish forward engineering in the domain of technical SOA. Modeling and code generation help them to drive standardization, increase quality and portability, reduce development effort and gain insight into dependencies.
Jürgen Mutschall ponders what is to be done to make MDSD a mandatory development methodology for every large scale project.
Rainer Koschke discusses software cloning – reusing code through copy and paste.
Darius Silingas reviews multiple real-world MDA cases by presenting the problems faced, analyzing what went wrong, and suggesting how to address similar issues in your projects and organizations.