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Martin Fowler, Rebecca Parsons
Martin Fowler's breakthrough practitioner-oriented book on Domain Specific Languages - will do for DSLs what Fowler did for refactoring! * *Fowler's highly anticipated introduction to DSLs: a category-defining book by one of the software world's most influential authors. *Two books in one: a concise narrative that introduces DSLs, and a larger reference that shows how to plan and develop them. *Helps software professionals reduce the cost and complexity of building DSLs - so they can take full advantage of them. Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) offer immense promise for software engineers who need better, faster ways to solve problems of specific types, or in specific areas or industries. DSLs have been around for several years, and have begun to grow in popularity. Now, Martin Fowler - one of the world's most influential software engineering authors - has written the first practitioner-oriented book about them. Fowler's legendary book, Refactoring, made software refactoring a crucial tool for software engineers worldwide; this book will do the same for DSLs. Fowler has designed Domain Specific Languages as two books in one. The first --a narrative designed to be read from 'cover to cover' - offers a concise introduction to DSLs, how they are implemented, and what are useful for. Next, Fowler thoroughly introduces today's most effective techniques for building DSLs. Fowler covers both 'external' and 'internal' DSLs, a well as alternative computational models, code generation, common parser topics, and much more. He provides extensive Java and C# examples throughout, as well as selected Ruby examples for concepts that can best be explained using a dynamic language. Together, both sections enable readers to make wellinformed choices about whether to use a DSL in their work, and which techniques to employ in order to build DSLs more quickly and cost-effectively.
Quickly master all the skills you need to build your own compilers and interpreters in C++ Whether you are a professional programmer who needs to write a compiler at work or a personal programmer who wants to write an interpreter for a language of your own invention, this book quickly gets you up and running with all the knowledge and skills you need to do it right. It cuts right to the chase with a series of skill-building exercises ranging in complexity from the basics of reading a program to advanced object-oriented techniques for building a compiler in C++. Here's how it works: Every chapter contains anywhere from one to three working utility programs that provide a firsthand demonstration of concepts discussed, and each chapter builds upon the preceding ones. You begin by learning how to read a program and produce a listing, deconstruct a program into tokens (scanning), and how to analyze it based on its syntax (parsing). From there, Ron Mak shows you step by step how to build an actual working interpreter and an interactive debugger. Once you've mastered those skills, you're ready to apply them to building a compiler that runs on virtually any desktop computer. Visit the Wiley Computer Books Web page at: http://www.wiley.com/compbooks/
This book shows developers how to reduce development costs by building custom tools for maximum flexibility and effiency.