Domain Specific Languages seem like something I’ll keep my eye on, but are nowhere close to being used in real applications today. I’m intrigued by some of the possibilities, but if, as in our presentation, readability and clarity for the end user are the goals, then, honestly, I’m not sure if it will gain much traction. I might post my reasons why if I get the time, but let’s get serious, no one cares.
My main impression is still that I’m closer to being a speaker at one of these meetings than getting much out of them anymore. I was fortunate enough to start my Java career after EJB, I stay abreast of the blogosphere goings on, and most importantly, I use these frameworks myself. (Or at least evaluate them, usually.)
I was sort of surprised to see that Patrick was caught up in an attack on Rails deployment. After meeting the fellow, I find it impossible to believe that he was out to attack Rails, and that you should believe him in his follow-up post