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  • Best Practices for Model-Driven Software Development

    Model-driven software development no longer belongs to the fringes of the industry but is being applied in more and more software projects with great success. In this article we would like to pass on, based on the experiences we have gathered in the past few years, our contribution to its best practices.

  • Domain Specific Languages in Erlang

    Erlang is well known for it's concurrency model and fairly well known for robustness. But what about other aspects? In this article, Dennis Byrne shows how to use Erlang for creating internal DSLs.

  • Domain Driven Design and Development In Practice

    In this article, Srini Penchikala discusses Domain Driven Design and Development from a practical stand-point. The article looks at architectural and design guidelines and best practices that can be used in a DDD project. It also talks about the impact of various design concerns like Persistence, Caching, Transaction Management, Security, Code Generation etc in domain model implementation effort.

  • Building Domain Specific Languages on the CLR

    In his latest article Ayende Rahien introduces internal DSLs as a means of creating Domain-Specific Languages without having to deal with the complexity of designing a completely new language. He compares different .NET languages as suitable host languages for DSLs and presents Boo as an ideal candidate due to its meta programming facilities, flexibility, and performance.

  • Beyond Foundations of F# - Asynchronous Workflows

    Robert Pickering continues the conversation in this third article on F# and this time focuses on Asynchronous Workflows and the resulting peformance gains obtained when used. While this article focuses on F#, the learnings are applicable across .NET languages.

  • Architecture as Language: A story

    Architecture is often described non-tangible in Word documents or entirely technology-driven. Both are bad, but what can be done? Markus Völter describes how to evolve a language around your architecture, a formal language that as a side effect ends up being a good base for generating important parts of the system.

  • An Approach to Internal Domain-Specific Languages in Java

    Alex Ruiz and Jeff Bay describe how it is possible to write domain-specific languages using the Java language and suggests some patterns for constructing them.

  • Beyond Foundations of F# - Workflows

    Continuing Robert Pickering's series of articles on F#, this InfoQ exlclusive article focuses on workflows in F#. Workflows are the building blocks for library implementers interested in the basics of DSLs.

  • The Seven Fallacies of Business Process Execution

    After 8+ years of intense research, the promises of BPM have not materialized: we are still far from having the ability to use the business process models designed by business analysts to create complete executable solutions. Some argue that we need to re-engineer BPM standards. In this paper we explore a new architecture blueprint for BPMSs that offers a cleaner alignment between SOA and BPM.

  • Interview: IBM Architect Bertrand Portier on joining MDD and SOA

    In the wake of the latest product announcement from IBM, InfoQ talked to Bertrand Portier about a RedBook that presents a Model-Driven-Development approach to service construction. The concepts are general enough to be applied to product stacks other than IBM.

  • Interview: Jezz Santos about Software Factories

    InfoQ had a chance to talk to Jezz Santos, a trusted expert advisor for the Web Service Software Factory and the creator of one of the world’s first implementations of a software factory (the EFx Factory), which demonstrates some of the advanced features of a future generation of software factories to come from Microsoft. We questioned him on his view of the Microsoft Software Factory Initiative.

  • Adding Properties to Ruby Metaprogramatically

    Werner Schuster walks us through a simple example of adding Java-style properties support (declarative getters, setters and change listeners) to Ruby classes via a Mixin by using elements of meta-programming. Introduces ideas for enhancement using principles of design-by-contract and pluggable type systems.

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