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  • Q&A on The Rise and Fall of Software Recipes

    by Shane Hastie on  Apr 20, 2017

    Darius Blasband has written a book which challenges the conventional wisdom of software engineering: he protests against the adoption of recipes and standards-based approaches and rails against the status-quo. He calls himself a codeaholic who advocates for careful consideration of the specific context and the use of domain specific languages wherever possible.

  • Metadata-Driven Design: Creating an User-Friendly Enterprise DSL

    by Aaron Kendall on  Feb 08, 2016 3

    What if we could create a language that could be easily understood by the layman but yet enforce those rules that apply to our business domain? What if a snippet of this language could then be interpreted and performed at runtime, without the need for recompilation or redeployment of the system? Aaron Kendall shows how to build such a domain-specific language for a saavy but non-technical crowd.

  • Introducing Spring XD, a Runtime Environment for Big Data Applications

    by Charles Humble on  Jul 23, 2014 2

    Spring XD (eXtreme Data) is Pivotal’s Big Data play. It joins Spring Boot and Grails as part of the execution portion of the Spring IO platform. Whilst Spring XD makes use of a number of existing Spring projects it is a runtime environment rather than a library or framework, comprising a bin directory with servers that you start up and interact with via a shell.

Interview and Book Review: DSL Engineering

Posted by Ralph Winzinger on  Apr 09, 2013

Markus Völter, one of the authors of "Model-Driven Software Development", has published a new book in the field of model-driven software development (MDSD) - "DSL Engineering".

How to Integrate Models And Code

Posted by Juha-Pekka Tolvanen on  May 08, 2012

Creating models in a form or another is very common, their combination with the code has been challenging. The article describes proven practices for working with both models and code. 3

Challenges and Opportunities in Mobile Application Development and Mobile DSLs

Posted by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  May 17, 2011

Mobile Solutions are different from their Web and Desktop counterparts. Which Mobile Technologies, Development Tools and Processes should you use to deliver Rich Cross Platforms Mobile Solutions? 6

Book on Leveraging Domain-Specific Languages by Martin Fowler with Rebecca Parsons

Posted by Michael Stal on  Mar 06, 2011

In their new book on Domain-Specific Languages Martin Fowler and Rebecca Parsons address the concept and practice of DSLs. 4

Concrete: Rich, Customizable DSL Editors for the Browser

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Feb 24, 2011

Text-based DSLs are useful, an custom editor for the DSL is even better. Concrete allows to build customized editors for JSON-based DSLs/Models. InfoQ talked to Concrete's creator Martin Thiede.

Xtext/TS - a Typesystem Framework for Xtext

Posted by Markus Völter on  Feb 07, 2011

Markus Völter describes a framework for specifying type systems for expression languages built using Xtext.

DSL Interaction with Program Transformation in TXL

Posted by Mykhaylo Sorochan on  Jul 28, 2010

This article discusses a proposed solution for solving interaction problem between two Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) using TXL and dot programming languages and Graphviz graph visualization tool. 2

Scaling Clojure Web Apps with Google AppEngine

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Apr 05, 2010

InfoQ takes a look at how a combo of Clojure and Google AppEngine (GAE) powers a new online project management tool, how Clojure integrates with GAE's key/value store, and the power of LISP. 5

DSL Evolution

Posted by Peter Bell on  Dec 22, 2009

In this article, author Peter Bell discusses the best practices on how to evolve the DSLs using techniques like backwards compatibility through versioning, to automated transformation of statements. 14