Domain-Specific Languages (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler)) 1st Edition
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- Item Weight : 2.54 pounds
- Hardcover : 640 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0321712943
- ISBN-13 : 978-0321712943
- Product Dimensions : 7.35 x 1.65 x 9.4 inches
- Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st Edition (September 23, 2010)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #954,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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However, I can't consider this book a good text because of the things it omits. This is a book about designing DSLs and this task is one of the things functional languages excel at, but Fowler establishes in the introduction that he is going to happily ignore all things related to functional programming and never looks back. Anyone interested in designing DSLs owes it to himself to research Haskell, Scala and F# as they are vastly superior to Java in this respect.
Fowler has been one of the best at writing about OO design and approaches this book in the same way, sadly he hasn't upgraded his knowledge to include other paradigms that in this case address the problem at hand better.
Fowler took concepts that good professionals understand almost implicitly by working through these difficult ideas and places them in context that can be used as a communication tool. He has put a name and a face to a set of memes.
Fowlers critical examination of the importance of the semantic model and the way it needs to be constructed apart from syntax, the separation of the state machine model, and the illustrative programming ideas as exemplified by spreadsheets, provide PERSPECTIVE that is so sorely needed. He links these concepts together in a way that is vital for architects and programmers.
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In discussing DSLs, Martin Fowler and Rebecca Parsons cover much of the important elements found in books on compilers, but do so in a much more approachable way.
It was a pleasure to read this book.