Learn how to implement a DSL with Xtext and Xtend using easy-to-understand examples and best practices About This BookLeverage the latest features of Xtext. If you know Eclipse then learning how to implement a DSL using Xtext is a natural progression. And this guide makes it easy to get started through a step-by -step. Xtext is an open source Eclipse framework for implementing domain-specific languages together with IDE functionalities. It lets you implement.
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Technology news, analysis, and tutorials from Packt. Stay up to date with what’s important in software engineering today. You don’t have anything in your cart right now. Xtext is an open source Eclipse framework for implementing domain-specific languages together with its IDE functionalities. It lets you implement languages really quickly, and, most of all, it xtezt all aspects of a complete language infrastructure, starting from the parser, code generator, interpreter, and more.
The chapters are like tutorials that describe the main concepts of Xtext such as grammar definition, validation, code generation, customizations, and many more, through uncomplicated and easy-to-understand examples.
Starting with briefly covering the features of Xtext that are involved in a DSL implementation, including wigh in an IDE, the book will then introduce you to Xtend as this language will be used in all the examples throughout the book. We then proceed by explaining the main concepts of Xtext, such as validation, code generation, and customizations of runtime and UI aspects. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to test a DSL implemented in Xtext with Junit, in order to follow a test-driven development strategy that will help the developer implement maintainable code that is much faster and cleaner.
A test-driven approach is used throughout the book when presenting advanced concepts such as type checking and scoping.
Implementing Domain Specific Languages with Xtext and Xtend, 2nd Edition
The book also shows you how to build and release a DSL so that it can be installed in Eclipse, and gives you hints on how to build the DSL headlessly in a continuous integration server. Learn to write an Xtext grammar for a DSL Use Xtend as an alternative to Java to write cleaner, easier-to-read, and more maintainable code Write constraint checks for a DSL using the validator mechanism Learn how to write a code generator and an interpreter for a DSL Discover how automatic symbol resolution works in Xtext and how to customize it Build and deploy a DSL implementation so that others can install it Get well versed with the typical Xtext development workflow.
He has been using Xtext since version 0. He has used Xtext and Xtend for implementing many domain-specific languages and Java-like programming languages. He also contributed to Xtext, and he recently became an Xtext committer. He is also the author of about 80 papers published in international conferences and international journals.
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Implementing Domain-Specific Languages with Xtext and Xtend
The Xtend Programming Language. What You Will Learn Learn to write an Xtext grammar for a DSL Use Xtend as an alternative to Java to write cleaner, easier-to-read, and more maintainable code Write constraint checks for a DSL using the validator mechanism Learn how to write a code generator and an interpreter for a DSL Discover how automatic symbol resolution works in Xtext and how to customize it Build and deploy a DSL implementation so that others can install it Get well versed with the typical Xtext development workflow.
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