Ruby Domain Specific Languages Buzz
There continues to be a lot of buzz surrounding Domain Specific Languages. The topic is especially hot regarding internal DSLs, as defined by Martin Fowler, who is busy writing his own DSL book. Many aspects of the subject have been debated. Questions "Why use DSLs?", "How to design DSLs?" were answered.
When it's time to get your hands dirty and implement your own DSL, things may turn quite difficult. Help is welcome for avoiding common pitfalls. Fortunately, a lot of material addressing that issue came out last week:
- In his latest post, Reginald Braithwaite shares his Ruby knowledge by implementing a List Comprehensions DSL.
- On the same day, Jim Freeze published an article titled "Creating DSLs with Ruby" on Artima
- At QCon, Rich Kilmer gave a presentation on "Ruby and the Art of Domain Specific Languages"