Jean Bezivin retraces the path that lead to our current software engineering practices and explore new avenues for the coming decade as, he notes, "there are some indications that we are currently crossing some new frontiers in technology and practices".
Oracle's decision to cease work on JavaFX Script, announced at JavaOne, was a disappointment to some in the community. Using the open source JavaFX Script compiler as a starting point, Project Visage is looking to continue to develop the DSL as an open-source project.
Mary Jo Foley is reporting that Microsoft is dropping Quadrant and is revising its plans for its M data-modeling language.
Software Modernization is an acute problem for most IT organizations. MoDisco is a joint project between MIA Software and the AtlanMod Research Team which is offering a model driven solution. Jordi Cabot and his colleagues wrote a two page introduction on this Eclipse project.
Recently Adobe released Puppet recipes that they are using to automate Hadoop/HBase deployments to the community. InfoQ spoke with Luke Kanies, founder of PuppetLabs, to learn more about what this means.
Haml/Sass 3 is nearing its final release, anticipated on May 10, with the addition of CSS-like brace syntax to Sass as a principal feature.
The team at Reductive Labs recently announced the release of version 0.25.2 of Puppet, the open source Ruby-based configuration management and automation tool for Linux and Unix servers. In this software bug-fix release, 123 open tickets were closed, and the developers claim a reduced memory footprint, improved error reporting, threading, and lock contention (a source of reported system hangs).
James Gregory, the owner of the Fluent NHibernate project, has announced his project has reached the 1.0 milestone and it is currently a Release Candidate.
LESS and Sass are Ruby tools that allow to reduce redundancy in CSS files by introducing variables, mixins, and other time proven language features into CSS. We take a look at how the two tools work and what they offer.
Martin Fowler talks about ThoughtWorks's experience with using Ruby on client projects for the past three years, and the creation of a Ruby-based product 'Mingle'.
We take a look at 3 tools that will help streamline Ruby projects. Hoe 2.0.0 sets up projects and is now extensible with plugins. YARD is a documentation generator like RDoc and it's now powered by a new faster parsing strategy. Finally: Whenever takes care of defining and updating your crontab file - and it's configured with Ruby code.
Major features of “Oslo” May 2009 CTP are: “Quadrant”, a visual modeling tool, changes of the “M” language specification and the addition of predefined domain models to speed up development.
In this article, Jean-Jacques Dubray questions the belief that code and models are two separate worlds. He presents a unified view of Model Driven Engineering, Architecture and Programming models based on a novel approach to specify execution element semantics in DSLs.
In this interview Joseph Yoder talks about the Adaptive Object Model (AOM) architecture, a software architecture for easily adapting to changing business requirements.
In this talk Glenn Vanderburg discusses what the Ruby community has learned about building DSLs, and shows how to build state-of-the-art DSLs without going overboard.