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Steve Cook on DSLs, MDA, and Software Factories

Stefan Tilkov,

There’s an interesting interview with Microsoft’s Steve Cook up on DJNOnline. Too bad the industry is wasting so much effort on a totally pointless flame war again — as if one time wasn’t enough.

On March 23, 2005 1:32 PM, Steve Cook said:

I was trying not to make it a flame war. I think there are some valid distinctions to be made, and I was attempting to make them.

BTW when I did the personality test, I came out as Albert Einstein.

On March 23, 2005 2:57 PM, Stefan Tilkov said:

I’m sorry Steve, I didn’t mean to imply you did. At least not here :-)

I’m pro-MDA in the sense of being a fan of automating tedious tasks, enabling developers to tweak their tool set to meet their needs, express themselves in the language most suitable for the task … all of which are, IMO, common characteristics of MDA, the Software Factory approach, and good old Lisp macros.