Monthly Archives: April 2011

What if WebML was a standard language?

As many of you already know, WebML (the modeling language at the base of WebRatio) is a proprietary language, protected by a patent from Politecnico di Milano university. When the language was invented, 12 years ago, the patent was a

What it takes to make a (possibly good) DSL

Domain Specific Modelling Languages (DSMLs) hold the promise of enabling an approach to system development where the priority is on the domain concepts and logic, rather than on architecture and technical artefacts.  Putting it simple, developers can use familiar domain

General Purpose or Domain Specific: not all modeling languages are equal

A model is a conceptual representation of a problem, a process, or a system in a way that concentrates on the important aspects and abstracts from the details inessential to the task for which the model is created. Models are