Triangle Java Users Group Presents:
Monday, June 18, 2012
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
1801 Varsity Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina
Domain Specific Languages seems like a cool idea, but where's
the payoff? This talk provides an overview of how to build both
internal and external DSLs (including the state of the art
tools), stopping along the way to show how this is practical
to your day job.
This talk defines of DSLs (Domain Specific Languages),
distinguishes the types of DSLS (internal and external),
and shows examples of building DSLs of several kinds.
It shows how to utilize DSLs for externalizing configuration
(which you're already doing, whether you realize it or not),
how to make your code readable to humans, how DSLs make
developer tools better (and how to use DSL techniques
to build your own tools), and how DSLs can provide your
users unprecedented flexibility and power, by building
DSLs customized to their job. This talk provides a good
foundation for the subject if you've never seen anything
about it, but keeps the focus on practical goals.
Neal is Software Architect and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks,
a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end
software development and delivery.
Before joining ThoughtWorks, Neal was the Chief Technology
Officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training
and development firm. Neal has a degree in Computer Science
from Georgia State University specializing in languages
and compilers and a minor in mathematics specializing
in statistical analysis.
He is also the designer and developer of applications,
instructional materials, magazine articles, video presentations,
and author of 6 books, including the most recent The Productive
Programmer. His language proficiencies include Java, C#/.NET,
Ruby, Groovy, functional languages, Scheme, Object Pascal, C++,
and C. His primary consulting focus is the design and
construction of large-scale enterprise applications.
Neal has taught on-site classes nationally and internationally
to all phases of the military and to many Fortune 500 companies.
He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken
at over 100 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more
than 600 talks. If you have an insatiable curiosity about Neal,
visit his web site at http://www.nealford.com. He welcomes
feedback and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 - 7:00 PM -- Meet, Talk, Pizza
7:00 - 7:15 -- JUG Business and Announcements
7:15 - 8:15 -- Presentation
8:15 - 8:30 -- Discussion with Presenter
8:30 -- Raffle
9:00 - Doors close
Paid-up members of TriJUG may attend without additional charge.
Non members are asked to pay $5 per meeting. But, if you are either a full time
student or unemployed, then we ask only $2 per meeting.