As all (relatively) new techniques, we are still in the process of learning when and how creating a DSLs is the best solution for a given software development scenario. Otherwise, we may end up following again the technology hype cycle (as already happened with UML; we are still paying the consequences) and fall trap of a DSL fever (again, same happened with the UML fever so let’s try not to make the same mistakes this time).
- Building DSLs: who, how and when
- Never design a language
- UML is a MDL (many-domains language)
DSLs can be a wonderful tool in your modeling arsenal but only when they’re properly used.
ICREA Research Professor at Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (UOC). Leader of the SOM Research Lab focusing on the broad area of systems and software engineering