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A Requirements Engineering Approach for Usability-Driven DSL Development

Abstract : There is currently a lack of Requirements Engineering (RE) approaches applied to, or supporting, the development of a Domain-Specific Language (DSL) taking into account the environment in which it is to be used. We present a modelbased RE approach to support DSL development with a focus on usability concerns. RDAL is a RE fragment language that can be complemented with other languages to support RE and design. USE-ME is a model driven approach for DSLs usability evaluation which is integrable with a DSL development approach. We combine RDAL and a new DSL, named DSSL, that we created for the specification of DSL-based systems. Integrated with this combination we add USE-ME to support usability evaluation. This combination of existing languages and tools provides a comprehensive RE approach for DSL development. We illustrate the approach with the development of the Gyro DSL for programming robots.
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Ankica Barisic, Dominique Blouin, Vasco Amaral, Miguel Goulao. A Requirements Engineering Approach for Usability-Driven DSL Development. International Conference on Software Language Engineering, Oct 2017, Vancouver, Canada. ⟨hal-01649727⟩



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