Code Generation 2008 Programme Information
Session TitleThe Domain-Specific IDE

Session Type Keynote

Duration75 minutes

Session Description

Years of pursuing efficiencies in software development through model-driven development techniques have led to the recognition that domain-specific languages can be an effective weapon in the developer's armoury. But these techniques by themselves are necessarily limited; only by assimilating them into the overall context of a domain-specific development process and tools can their real power be harnessed.

Speaker Steve Cook works at Microsoft, and is the software architect of the Domain Specific Language Tools which are part of Microsoft Visual Studio. He is currently working on future versions of these tools. Previously he was a Distinguished Engineer at IBM, which he represented in the UML 2.0 specification process at the OMG. He has worked in the IT industry for 30 years, as architect, programmer, author, consultant and teacher. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Software and Systems Modeling Journal, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and holds an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from De Montford University.