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.
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.
Jay Fields, known for his cutting edge work defining BNLs (Business Natural Languages) delivers a code-rich explanation of eval, class_eval, and instance_eval, in the context of implementing domain-specific languages in Ruby.
Ruby makes it easy to craft Domain-Specific- Languages with Ruby syntax. This article is a story about the benefits derived from implementing a Ruby DSL for a PLANET ARGON development project. 7