Issue No.04 - July/August (2009 vol.26)
Martin Fowler , ThoughtWorks
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2009.85
A framework for thinking about domain-specific languages (DSLs) divides them into internal DSLs, external DSLs, and language workbenches. In all cases, it's important to have an explicit semantic model so that they form a veneer over an underlying library. DSLs are valuable for increasing programmer productivity and improving communication with domain experts.
domain-specific language, language workbench
Martin Fowler, "A Pedagogical Framework for Domain-Specific Languages", IEEE Software, vol.26, no. 4, pp. 13-14, July/August 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.85