April 9-11th 2014
Churchill College, Cambridge UK


Session Title

Have your language built while you wait

Session Type Hands-On
Duration 90 minutes
Session Description

Imagine the scene: master craftsmen await, hands poised over mouse and keyboard, ready for you to describe your domain. Together you draft out a prototype language for that domain, seeing it grow as they implement it in their tool. If you want, they might even give you the controls and let you get the feel of things yourself. When the whistle blows after 20 minutes, the work is saved for you and you move on to another craftsman, a different tool, and maybe an entirely different approach. Think of it as high tech speed dating, but without the crushing humiliation.

  • Get a language for your domain, free and made by an expert.
  • Learn about the process of language creation and implementation.
  • Get familiar with different tools and approaches.
  • See your domain from new points of view.

Steven Kelly (MetaCase)

Steven is CTO of MetaCase and co-founder of the DSM Forum. He has over twenty years experience of tool building and consultancy in Domain-Specific Modelling. As architect and lead developer of MetaEdit+, he has seen it win or be a finalist in awards from SD Times, Byte, and Jolt Productivity. He has co-authored a book and published over 50 articles in journals and for conferences, and regularly speaks at events like OOPSLA and Code Generation. Steven is a member of IASA and on the editorial board of the Journal of Database Management.