An area where Kotlin shines very well is in the area of creating fluent and expressive DSLs that are also statically typed. In this workshop, learn about the amazing facilities in Kotlin that can help to create your own DSLs. Start with what makes a good DSL and journey into designing your own with Kotlin.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, co-founder of the devdotnext software conference, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter at @venkat_s.
- Characteristics of good DSLs
- Kotlin language features to facilitate DSLs
- Designing DSLs
- Processing DSLs
- Checking for errors and type safety
- In depth understanding of Kotlin
- Designing internal DSLs
- Handle errors gracefully
- Design for elegant syntax
- Create your own DSLs with Kotlin
Programmers interested in learning Kotlin in depth and applying that knowledge to creating DSLs
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