Saturday, September 17, 2005

Pragmatic Programming - the way towards your own DSL

I for myself am a passionate coder and usually prefer lightweight tools. It’s always fun to read books from the pragmatic bookshelf (see Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt really hit the point with most of their opinions, which are taken from real life projects. Good programming skills are the most important basis if you want to develop and engineer larger software projects.
You want to automate certain aspects in your design and development process, as it is proposed by the ideas of Software Factories? Well, first you need to know how to accomplish these tasks manually in an elegant way. I think, it’s an important prerequisite, nobody talks about…
Remember these steps:
  1. Learn to program

  2. Learn to design

  3. Learn to model

  4. Learn to automate

  5. Design your automation through DSLs