Goto is not Evil

Those of you who tried to convert BPMN to BPEL know the “Goto”-Problem which stems from the fact that BPMN is graph oriented while BPEL is block oriented. This makes it hard to transform one into the other and causes pain in todays BPMN undertakings. Although goto is banned in modern programming languages, business-like modeling . . . → Read More: Goto is not Evil

Dehydrating long running Groovy DSLs

In my recent article about Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) published in the 12/2009 issue of Javamagazin I described how to implement DSLs using Groovy. In the article I mentioned that dehydration (state persistence) could be added to the DSL runtime if needed to support long running processes. I’ve created a Groovy script dehydration.groovy to illustrate . . . → Read More: Dehydrating long running Groovy DSLs