DSLs in Action

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About The Book

Your success—and sanity—are closer at hand when you work at a higher level of abstraction, allowing your attention to be on the business problem rather than the details of the programming platform. Domain Specific Languages—"little languages" implemented on top of conventional programming languages—give you a way to do this because they model the domain of your business problem.

DSLs in Action introduces the concepts and definitions a developer needs to build high-quality domain specific languages. It provides a solid foundation to the usage as well as implementation aspects of a DSL, focusing on the necessity of applications speaking the language of the domain. After reading this book, a programmer will be able to design APIs that make better domain models. For experienced developers, the book addresses the intricacies of domain language design without the pain of writing parsers by hand.

The book discusses DSL usage and implementations in the real world based on a suite of JVM languages like Java, Ruby, Scala, and Groovy. It contains code snippets that implement real world DSL designs and discusses the pros and cons of each implementation.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

What's Inside

  • Tested, real-world examples
  • How to find the right level of abstraction
  • Using language features to build internal DSLs
  • Designing parser/combinator-based little languages

About The Author

Software architect Debasish Ghosh was an early adopter of reactive design using Scala and Akka. He's the author of DSLs in Action, published by Manning in 2010.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning Publications (January 7, 2011)
  • Length: 376 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781935182450

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