Writing Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) using Groovy

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There have been many attempts to create languages which allow us to express our problems in higher-level languages: from COBOL to Object-Oriented languages, from Logic processing languages and SQL to rules engines. All have taken us forward in leaps and bounds but have failed to get very close to the language of the subject matter expert.

This talk examines how dynamic languages in general and Groovy in particular take us even further towards this goal. Groovy, is a popular and successful dynamic language for the JVM. It offers many features that allow you to create embedded Domain-Specific Languages: Closures, compile-time and run-time metaprogramming, operator overloading, named arguments, a more concise and expressive syntax and more.

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Paul King

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