Ralph Johnson: Language workbenches

My only complaint about Martin (Fowler)'s talk is that he didn't mention Smalltalk and that he said that the Lisp people have been making DSLs for 20 years. I learned about them about 20 years ago, and the Lisp people had been doing it for 20 years before that, so I think they have been doing it for 40 years. Neverthless, DSLs are only starting to become a hot topic. OOPSLA has had a Domain Specific Modeling workshop for four or five years, and I'm hoping that next year it will grow into a symposium. These are ideas that need to become ubiquitous.

Ralph also mentions Intentional Software and points to Fowler's JAOO talk on Domain Specific Languages, a video of which is available online.