This month at the Melbourne Alt.Net usergroup, Simon Cuce did a talk on DSLs and how they are useful for the average developer. He then went on to show MGrammer from Microsoft which is a tool used to create DSLs.
It was an interesting talk, I never saw the value in creating a whole new language just for yourself. But how Simon explained it finally made me realise how they could be useful.
The entire talk was 2 hours, I was only able to record the first 1 hour & 20 minutes of it. I missed out the final section where he shows the DSL he created in a browser, but the first part of it is good to see why DSLs are useful and the first steps and questions you should take when creating a DSL for yourself.
A list of additional resources from the talk are available on the Melbourne Alt.Net site http://melbourne.ozalt.net/2010/06/june-meeting-summary-of-dsls-mgrammar.html
Part 1 of 2
Melbourne Alt.net June 2010 – DSLs and MGrammer 1of2 from David Burela on Vimeo.
Part 2 of 2
Melbourne Alt.net June 2010 – DSLs and MGrammer 2of2 from David Burela on Vimeo.