Category Archives: DSL

Some Thoughts On Functional JavaScript

Just for fun I decided to put together a quick sample of some functional JavaScript – as in, functional programming done with JavaScript. I’m not really very familiar with functional languages other than playing with Haskell a bit and doing … Continue reading 

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The Whenever Gem: Making Cron Easy

I recently had to learn how to use Cron to set up a scheduled task on our rails server. In spite of the ubiquity of cron, I found the documentation and even the “how to” tutorials to be horrible at … Continue reading 

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A DSL For Handling Zero, One, Many

All this talk about refactoring to clean up code and monads to create pipelines has put me on a code composition kick… I wrote this code today: 1: private AddAssetResult HandleAssetFamily(SortContainer container, SystemAsset systemAsset) 2: { 3: AddAssetResult result = … Continue reading 

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Domain Specific Languages with Boo: AST Macros

For those of you who don’t know what Boo is its a statically typed CLR language with Python like syntax that lets you extend it’s compiler, and the language itself easily by giving you access to the AST (Abstract Syntax … Continue reading 

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Internal DSL Workshop Videos Posted

On October 31, 2008 I gave a workshop on building Internal DSLs in C# for KaizenConf.  Fellow Los Techian John Teague was kind enough to record them and fellow Austinite Weston Binford rendered them and posted them up on Viddler. … Continue reading 

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KaizenConf, MVC, and Internal DSLs, OH MY!

First of all, KaizenConf ended up turning out really well. Thank you Scott Bellware, David Laribee, and others involved in its organization. Also, thank you Doc List and the various sponsors who also had a big hand in its success. … Continue reading 

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Internal DSL Pattern: Nested Function

This is a portion of a larger set of posts on the subject of Internal DSLs. Nested Function is a pattern explained by Martin Fowler as part of his DSL book work in progress. Fowler’s take on Nested Functions is … Continue reading 

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Internal DSL Pattern: Method Chaining

This is a portion of a larger set of posts on the subject of Internal DSLs. Method Chaining is a pattern explained by Martin Fowler as part of his DSL book work in progress. Fowler’s take on Method Chaining is … Continue reading 

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ALT.NET Workshops: Internal DSL Draft Outline, Notes

I’ve been preparing for the upcoming ALT.NET Workshop (associated with KaizenConf) on Internal Domain Specific Languages (DSL).  The schedule hasn’t been released yet, but I’m pretty sure the Internal DSL workshop will be on Friday 31-OCT (don’t quote me just … Continue reading 

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