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Introducing the Colm Programming Language

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  May 26, 2011 2

Colm is new a programming language designed for the analysis and transformation of computer languages. Colm's main contribution lies in the parsing method. Colm was designed by Adrian Thurston, as part of his Ph.D. work.

Model Driven Development and Domain Specific Language Best Practices

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 28, 2011 7

Markus Voelter has published an update to his 2008 "MDD and DSL Best Practices" article. One of his core conclusions today is that "the distinction between modeling and programming goes away almost completely."

Language Workbench Competition 2011 Submissions

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 01, 2011 4

The submission period to the LWC 2011 closed yesterday registering 11 participants. Model Driven Software Development (MDSD) is experiencing a rapid growth due to the emergence of "Language Workbenches" which allow the development of dedicated programming languages from which general purpose programming language code can be generated. InfoQ spoke with one of the organizers of LWC 2011.

Notes from OOP 2011 Conference in Munich

by Michael Stal on  Feb 07, 2011

The OOP conference (Object Oriented Programming) was held in Munich, Germany, from 24th to 28th January 2011 with “Business Impact through Mastering Change” as its general motto. Despite of its name, the OOP represents one of the largest and long-lasting events on the general field of software engineering.

Four Decades of Software Engineering, are Changes Coming?

by jean-Jacques Dubray on  Nov 16, 2010 20

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".

Project Visage to Continue Work on JavaFX Script Without Oracle

by Charles Humble on  Oct 11, 2010

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.

Microsoft Drops Quadrant

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 08, 2010 5

Mary Jo Foley is reporting that Microsoft is dropping Quadrant and is revising its plans for its M data-modeling language.

MoDisco: A Model-Driven Software Modernization Framework

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jul 27, 2010 2

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.

Adobe Released Puppet Recipes for Hadoop

by Michael Prokop on  Jul 01, 2010

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.

Sass 3 Delivers CSS Compatibility, Selector Inheritance

by Paul Blair on  May 07, 2010

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.

Puppet: Ruby-based Server Management Automation Suite

by Carlos Armas on  Feb 22, 2010

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).

Fluent NHibernate Has Been Released as 1.0 RC

by Abel Avram on  Aug 20, 2009 1

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.

DRYer CSS with LESS or Sass

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 24, 2009

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.

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.

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