Groovy for Domain-Specific Languages
This book is a practical tutorial, walking the reader through examples of building DSLs with Groovy covering meta-programming with Groovy. Some complex concepts are covered in the book but we go through these in a clear and methodically way so that readers will gain a good working knowledge of the techniques involved. This book is for Java software developers who have an interest in building domain scripting into their Java applications. No knowledge of Groovy is required, although it will be helpful. The book does not teach Groovy, but quickly introduces the basic ideas of Groovy. An experienced Java developer should have no problems with these and move quickly on to the more involved aspects of creating DSLs with Groovy. No experience of creating a DSL is required.The book should also be useful for experienced Groovy developers who have so far only used Groovy DSLs such as Groovy builders and would like to start building their own Groovy-based DSLs.
- Electronic book text | 312 pages
- 01 Jun 2010
- Packt Publishing Limited
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
About Fergal Dearle
Fergal is a seasoned software development professional with 23 years of experience in software product development across a wide variety of technologies. He is currently principal consultant with his own software development consulting company, Dearle Technologies Ltd., engaged in design, development, and architecture for new software products for client companies. In the past Fergal has worked in lead architect and developer roles for Candle Corporation on the OMEGAMON product which is now part of IBMs Tivoli product suite as development manager for the Unix implementations of Lotus 1-2-3. In the early 1990s Fergal lead the team at Glockenspiel that developed CommonView, the first object-oriented UI framework for Microsoft Windows. The team was awarded one of the first ever Jolt Productivity Awards by Dr Dobbs Journal.