Steve Cook on DSLs, MDA, and Software Factories

, Mar 22, 2005

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.