A step-by-step guide that enables you to quickly implement a DSL with Xtext and Xtend in a test-driven way with the aid of simplified examples. This book is for programmers who want to learn about Xtext and how to use it to implement a DSL (or a programming language) together with Eclipse IDE tooling. It assumes that the user is familiar with Eclipse and its functionality. Existing basic kwledge of a compiler implementation would be useful, though t strictly required, since the book will explain all the stages of the development of a DSL.
Lorenzo Bettini is an assistant professor (Researcher) in computer science at Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita di Torino, Italy.Previously,he was a Postdoc and a contractual researcher at Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica,Universita di Firenze,Italy.He has a Masters Degree in computer science and a PhD in theoretical computer science.His research interests cover design, theory,and the implementation of programming languages (in particular,object-oriented languages and network-aware languages).He has been using Xtext since version 0.7.He has used Xtext and Xtend for implementing many Domain Specific Languages and Java-like programming languages.He is also the author of about 60 papers published in international conferences and international journals.You can contact him at http://www.lorenzobettini.it.