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Issue No.02 - March/April (2010 vol.27)
pp: 65-71
Margus Freudenthal , Cybernetica AS
ABSTRACT
This article presents a case study for applying the domain-specific languages (DSL) approach to building a configurable customs information system. The use of DSLs let Customs Engine's developers follow a highly iterative and reuse-oriented design method. Analysts benefited from the ability to specify system behavior directly, instead of relaying this information to programmers via lengthy human-language documentation. However, the developers encountered problems when trying to enable nontechnical domain experts to write or modify DSL programs by themselves.
INDEX TERMS
specialized application languages, reusable software, DSLs, domain-specific languages
CITATION
Margus Freudenthal, "Domain-Specific Languages in a Customs Information System", IEEE Software, vol.27, no. 2, pp. 65-71, March/April 2010, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.152
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