By Therese Hansen | August 4, 2008
DSLs has been around for a long time. They are nothing new but recently there has been a lot of buzz around them triggered by “the Ruby thing”. Martin Fowler is currently writing a book about DSLs and at the last JAOO conference in Aarhus, we asked him and Markus Völter to do an interview about the nature of DSLs.
In this interview questions like “what is a DSL?”, “What is an internal DSL, an external DSL and a workbench?”, “what is the vision for and usefulness of DSLs?”, “how do you distinguish between an API, a framework and a DSL?” and “do you have to be a language designer to make a DSL?” is discussed.
Watch the video here: