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Developing Plugins for Jetbrains Products: an Interview to Joachim Ansorg

Developing Plugins for Jetbrains Products: an Interview to Joachim Ansorg

If you read this blog regularly you will know that I really believe in the power of tools to support people in their work. I even called my consulting company Strumenta, which means “tools” in Latin. I am also a big supporter of Jetbrains: I think they make great products that really improve the life […]

Telosys: a Code Generation Tool

Telosys: a Code Generation Tool by Laurent Guerin

  In this article we are going to examine Telosys, a code generation tool. We will do that by discussing with its author, Laurent Guerin. This will give us the possibility to learn also about his views on code generation and what its users have accomplished by using Telosys. Why are code generation tools relevant? […]

Interview to Pedro J. Molina on DSLs

Interview to Pedro J. Molina on DSLs

We were lucky enough to get an interview from Pedro J. Molina. He has been a well-known protagonist in the Language Engineering field for quite some time. For me it was such an honor to finally meet him, even if virtually. In this interview he tells us about his experience using DSLs, his activities at […]

Interview with Thorsten Ball, author of “Writing an Interpreter in Go”

Thorsten Ball is the author of the book Writing an Interpreter in Go. I recently found out about his book and I reached out to him to ask a few questions about his ideas on creating programming languages, writing a book and discuss his approach. Let’s meet Thorsten Hi Thorsten can you start by telling us […]

Interview to Erik Dietrich on Static Analysis and a data driven approach to refactoring

Erik Dietrich is a well known Software Architect with a long experience in consulting. His blog (DaedTech) is a source of thoughtful insights on software development. In particular I was very interested by his usage of static analysis and code metrics in his consulting work. I am myself a relatively young consultant and I thought […]

Interview to Vaclav Pech on Jetbrains MPS_ the community and the future

Interview to Vaclav Pech on Jetbrains MPS: the community and the future

If you are reading this blog regularly you know that I am interested in many things but language engineering is the topic closest to my heart. You could have also noticed that I am spending a lot of time working with MPS. If you are instead a new reader you may not know that MPS […]

interview with jan köhnlein on typefox, dsls and xtext

Interview with Jan Köhnlein on TypeFox, DSLs and Xtext

Jan Köhnlein is a leading expert in DSL design and an Xtext committer. After obtaining his PhD from the Technical University of Hamburg he worked for companies very well known in the modeling field: Gentleware and Itemis. Recently he founded TypeFox together with Sven Efftinge and Moritz Eysholdt. I thought it was a good moment […]

Walkmod: automatically refactor code to apply code conventions

Walkmod: Automatically Refactor Code to Apply Code Conventions

I am very interested in tools which support the software development process, making automatic the boring bits. One system which permits to go in that direction is Walkmod: a smart tool which can refactor Java projects and enforce code conventions. It is a quite powerful tool and it should ges more and more attention. TL; DR: Tools […]

Interview with David Åse from the Spark web framework project

Interview with David Åse from the Spark web framework project

I think that there are a lot of people looking for ways to get involved in Open-Source projects. I thought I could help by collecting a few stories from people who already started giving back to the community. A few weeks ago I talked with Luca Barbato and today I am going to talk with David Åse. How David and I met Recently […]

How people get started contributing to open-source_ A few questions to Luca Barbato, contributor to Gentoo, MPlayer, Libav, VLC, cairo_pixman

How to Get Started Contributing to Open-source? Interview with Luca Barbato

I am hearing a lot of persons interested in open-source and giving back to the community. I think it can be an exciting experience and it can be positive in many different ways: first of all more contributors mean better open-source software being produced and that is great, but it also means that the persons […]