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.

Microsoft Has Released “Oslo” May 2009 CTP

by Abel Avram on  May 28, 2009 1

Major features of “Oslo” May 2009 CTP are: “Quadrant”, a visual modeling tool, changes of the “M” language specification and the addition of predefined domain models to speed up development.

Article: Metamodel Oriented Programming

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  May 27, 2009 6

In this article, Jean-Jacques Dubray questions the belief that code and models are two separate worlds. He presents a unified view of Model Driven Engineering, Architecture and Programming models based on a novel approach to specify execution element semantics in DSLs.

Interview: Joseph Yoder on Adaptive Object Model Architecture

by Abel Avram on  May 13, 2009 3

In this interview Joseph Yoder talks about the Adaptive Object Model (AOM) architecture, a software architecture for easily adapting to changing business requirements.

Presentation: The State of the DSL Art in Ruby

by Werner Schuster on  May 11, 2009 5

In this talk Glenn Vanderburg discusses what the Ruby community has learned about building DSLs, and shows how to build state-of-the-art DSLs without going overboard.

RiCal: A New iCalendar Library for Ruby

by Mirko Stocker on  May 11, 2009

RiCal is an implementation of RFC2445, better known as the iCalendar format. We talked to its creator Rick DeNatale to learn why Ruby needed a new library for parsing and generating the iCalendar format.

Language Workbenches May Ultimately Completely Change the Way We Do Programming

by Abel Avram on  May 06, 2009 1

After many years in development, Intentional Software has finally released their Intentional Domain Workbench (IDW). JetBrains has open sourced their Meta Programming System (MPS), currently in Beta 2.