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Presentation: Three Years of Real-World Ruby

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 14, 2009 12

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'.

3 Ruby Project Time Savers: Hoe 2.0.0, YARD, Whenever

by Werner Schuster on  Jun 12, 2009

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.

Microsoft Has Released “Oslo” May 2009 CTP

by Abel Avram on  May 28, 2009 1

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.

Article: Metamodel Oriented Programming

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  May 27, 2009 6

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.

Interview: Joseph Yoder on Adaptive Object Model Architecture

by Abel Avram on  May 13, 2009 3

In this interview Joseph Yoder talks about the Adaptive Object Model (AOM) architecture, a software architecture for easily adapting to changing business requirements.

Presentation: The State of the DSL Art in Ruby

by Werner Schuster on  May 11, 2009 5

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.

RiCal: A New iCalendar Library for Ruby

by Mirko Stocker on  May 11, 2009

RiCal is an implementation of RFC2445, better known as the iCalendar format. We talked to its creator Rick DeNatale to learn why Ruby needed a new library for parsing and generating the iCalendar format.

Language Workbenches May Ultimately Completely Change the Way We Do Programming

by Abel Avram on  May 06, 2009 1

After many years in development, Intentional Software has finally released their Intentional Domain Workbench (IDW). JetBrains has open sourced their Meta Programming System (MPS), currently in Beta 2.

Article: Developing a Complex External DSL

by Abel Avram on  Apr 13, 2009 19

In this article Vaughn Vernon explains the difference between internal and external DSLs and shows the steps involved in developing a complex external DSL.

Panel: DSLs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Abel Avram on  Apr 10, 2009 1

In this panel recorded during OOPSLA 2008, the panelists, Jeff Gray (moderator), Kathleen Fisher, Charles Consel, Gabor Karsai, Marjan Mernik, Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, talk about the benefits and drawbacks of using DSLs.

MountainWest RubyConf 2009 Videos

by Mirko Stocker on  Apr 02, 2009 1

MountainWest RubyConf took place from 13-14 March in Salt Lake City. All talks are available from Confreaks; we picked some interesting ones – Rails 3 and Merb, DSL design, usability on Rails, Vertebra – and give a coarse summary and some pointers into the talks.

Jeff Moser's How .NET Regular Expressions Really Work

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 01, 2009 1

Did you know the last 15 regular expressions are cached? Or that the .NET engine uses a form of machine code? You can learn this and more from Jeff Moser's in-depth study of how regular expressions work in .NET.

Presentation: Domain Expert DSLs

by Abel Avram on  Mar 19, 2009

In this presentation recoded during QCon London 2008, Magnus Christerson discusses about the importance of using DSLs which allow business experts to freely express their knowledge about their domain using familiar tools. Henk Kolk presents a concrete example addressing pension fund issues and based on a DSL.

Article: RGen: Ruby Modeling and Code Generation Framework

by Werner Schuster on  Mar 03, 2009 2

This article introduces RGen, a modeling framework inspired by openArchitectureWare and technologies like the Eclipse's EMF. RGen uses internal DSLs for defining metamodels and offers a full modeling stack for Ruby.

Article: Staying Safe and Sound Thanks to MDSD

by Abel Avram on  Feb 25, 2009 4

In this article, Andreas Kaltenbach explains how Model-Driven Software Development (MSDS) can help solving backward compatibility problems when creating a newer version of a software which can mean a new API or a new database schema that old clients cannot use. MSDS is used to negotiate the differences between versions to ease the upgrading process.

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