Ruby and the Art of Domain Specific Languages

Posted in Conferences, Development on June 28, 2008

Ruby and the Art of Domain Specific Languages

Rich Kilmer explains Domain Specific Languages and how they help working with domain experts. The presentation includes an overview of styles of external and internal DSLs in Ruby and explains implicit and explicit styles, complete with advantages and trade-offs of either approach. The presentation is rounded off with a look at imperative and declarative styles of DSLs.

Rich Kilmer is the founder of Virginia-based software company InfoEther, Inc where he is leading the development of a desktop-based Ruby + Flash consumer application. His technical background includes peer-to-peer software, wireless web, workflow, and pen computing.

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