Guest editors' introduction: What kinds of nails need a domain-specific hammer?

Jonathan Sprinkle, Marjan Mernik, Juha Pekka Tolvanen, Diomidis Spinellis

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

74 Scopus citations


Domain-specific techniques provide a high-level specification for software systems. The technology's foundations have been developed over the last few years. However, domain-specific techniques aren't a panacea, and deciding whether investment in them is merited is an important step in understanding their benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 20 2009



  • Computational modeling
  • DSL
  • Data mining
  • Domain-specific languages
  • Domain-specific modeling
  • Probability density function
  • Programming
  • Software
  • Software engineering
  • Unified modeling language

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

Cite this