Software Languages

Syntax, Semantics, and Metaprogramming

Authors: Lämmel, Ralf

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  • The first textbook on software language engineering, with a strong focus on application areas such as domain-specific languages, software composition, and software reverse engineering
  • Covers a wide range of languages, from functional languages like Haskell to mainstream programming languages like Java and modeling languages like UML
  • Complemented by a website providing additional teaching material such as lecture slides, software artifacts, and videos
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About this Textbook

This book identifies, defines and illustrates the fundamental concepts and engineering techniques relevant to applications of software languages in software development. It presents software languages primarily from a software engineering perspective, i.e., it addresses how to parse, analyze, transform, generate, format, and otherwise process software artifacts in different software languages, as they appear in software development. To this end, it covers a wide range of software languages – most notably programming languages, domain-specific languages, modeling languages, exchange formats, and specifically also language definition languages. Further, different languages are leveraged to illustrate software language engineering concepts and techniques. The functional programming language Haskell dominates the book, while the mainstream programming languages Python and Java are additionally used for illustration.
By doing this, the book collects and organizes scattered knowledge from software language engineering, focusing on application areas such as software analysis (software reverse engineering), software transformation (software re-engineering), software composition (modularity), and domain-specific languages. It is designed as a textbook for independent study as well as for bachelor’s (advanced level) or master’s university courses in Computer Science. An additional website provides complementary material, for example, lecture slides and videos.
This book is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to understand the fundamental concepts and important engineering principles underlying software languages, allowing them to acquire much of the operational intelligence needed for dealing with software languages in software development practice. This is an important skill set for software engineers, as languages are increasingly permeating software development.

About the authors

​Ralf Lämmel is Software Engineer at Facebook since 2018 and Professor of Computer Science (currently on leave of absence) at the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany since 2007. In the past, he had held positions at the University of l'Aquila, Microsoft, the Free University of Amsterdam, CWI (Dutch Center for Mathematics and Computer Science), and the University of Rostock, Germany. His research and teaching interests include software language engineering, software reverse engineering, software re-engineering, mining software repositories, functional programming, grammar-based and model-based techniques, and, more recently, megamodeling. He is one of the founding fathers of the international summer school series on Generative and Transformational Techniques on Software Engineering (GTTSE) and the international conference on Software Language Engineering (SLE).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08104-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Software Languages
Book Subtitle
Syntax, Semantics, and Metaprogramming
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90800-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90800-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90798-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08104-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 424
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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