What are Business DSLs?

Business DSLs are a new approach to implement business processes, that brings more agility and better integration between IT and business than what BPMS and EAI tools can offer.


Formalise your process regulations

Programming business processes means packaging the regulations that govern those processes in a computational format. We aim at doing this in such a way that:

  • The implementation is purely functional
  • Business experts can understand the implementation
  • Programmers can love the programming language used in the implementation
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Languages for your own business

We endorse programming each business process in a Domain Specific Language (DSL) designed for that process. This DSL is purely functional, i.e. it is only used to capture the business logic and functional requirements of the process. Using a custom DSL, we can divide development between two teams: first, the Business team writes an implementation of the business process using the business DSL; second, the IT or non-functional team takes care of non-functional concerns such as data persistence, web services, user experience, etc.

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Languages loved by your programmers

BPMN, BPEL, and the like, fare poorly as programming techniques. We propose embedding our custom DSLs within general purpose programming languages, so that programmers can create libraries of reusable processes, scale up their process applications, and forget about expressiveness limitations. Our host language of choice is Scala, one of the most popular Java Virtual Machine and Javascript compliant languages nowadays.

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Let us help you to implement your processes!

We are experts in process analysis, DSL design, functional programming, and Scala. A great mix of expertise at your fingertips.

Contact us and tell us which business process you are dealing with »


DSL design

We have a long research record and solid practical expertise on DSL design. With us, your company can have the language that best suits its needs.

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Functional programming

When setting up a team of functional programmers, they need with them an expert programmer who can guide them in the transition from object-oriented to functional programming, and explain them the major techniques and design patterns of FP. We are those highly skilled programmers too!

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Let us train your team!

Scala has a rich and powerful ecosystem. We have a solid expertise in Scala, in its ecosystem of libraries and tools, and in functional programming. You and your team can benefit from our expertise in any of the courses we offer:

Contact us for prices and calendar »

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Introduction to Scala

Introduction to Scala is a two-day course that presents the essential language features. This course is for developers who are initiating themselves in Scala's mix of object-oriented and functional features.
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Purely functional Scala

You know some Scala but wonder what all the fuss about purely functional programming (monads and the like) is about. This course presents scalaz and shapeless, two Scala libraries that enable functional programming in the JVM.
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Web development with Play

Play is a widely used Web development framework for Scala. This course presents its major features and how to use it for such specific problems as: developing microservices, asynchronous programming, etc.
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Distributed programming

Akka is a major driver behind the Reactive Manifesto. Learn the basics of Akka and its Scala API, and delve into the actor programming paradigm to write fault-tolerant and resilient distributed applications.
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Big data with Spark & Scala

This is a crash course on Spark, one of the most popular Scala frameworks nowadays, with a focus on its Scala API. The course emphasises the functional programming underpinnings of Spark for large-scala data processing, and will isolate the major hurdles that Java programmers face when moving from Java to Scala.
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Bespoke training

The ecosystem of Scala is vast, and you may as well want courses on sbt (simple build tool), test frameworks (specs, scalatest, scalacheck), DSL design, etc. We can design tailor-made courses specifically created to satisfy your unique needs.

Supporting technology

You can build your Business process language on top of smaller and reusable languages that we have already designed, implemented, and tested!


Speech

Speech is a generic DSL, library, and framework, for implementing business DSLs. It saves you the effort and blind alleys that come from writing a DSL from scratch. Speech gives you a catalogue of mini-languages that cover the most common concerns in business processes, such as: communication, messaging, organisation, regulations, and so forth.

Learn more »

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Purely functional controllers

Purely functional business DSLs are free from non-functional concerns, and web deployment is no exception. FunPlay is a Play framework addon that takes advantage of this modular design, and provides a small DSL to easily implement Play controllers over purely functional services.

Comming soon! »

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Your service as a Kleisli

We take the slogan "Your function as a service" one further step, and we look at implementing services from a purely funcctional perspective. In this view, services then become Kleislis! The service-kleisli library provides a DSL that allows you to create, compose, and interpret, purely functional microservices.

Comming soon! »

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Clients


CIRBE Regulation

The CIRBE (Bank of Spain Risk Assessment Central Office) regulation establishes how financial entities and the Bank of Spain interact on risk declarations matters: monthly presentations, conflict-resolution protocols, notifications, etc. Habla Computing has designed the generic CIRBE DSL and has specialised it in the particular context of BNP Paribas Security Service.


Partners


Supporters


Know us better

We are a bunch of people with a common passion: achieving better ways to engineer and deliver software products.

Juan Manuel Serrano Hidalgo
CEO & Co-founder
Isabel de la Morena Maroñas
CFO & Co-founder
Sergio Saugar García
Senior software developer
Jesús López González
Senior software developer
David Vallejo Navarro
Senior software developer
Javier Fuentes Sánchez
Senior software developer
Diego Esteban Alonso Blas
Senior software developer
Luis Rodero Merino
Senior software developer

Please, tell us which are your needs and how do you think we may help you. We will answer you as soon as possible.

-- The Habla Computing team

Find us

Parque Científico Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Room 1.1.C.09

Avenida Gregorio Peces-Barba 1, 28918 Leganés

Madrid, Spain

Phone us: +34 609 252 235

Email us: info@hablapps.com

Check out our contributions

As pioneers in the use of Scala, we founded the Madrid Scala Meetup (affectionally known as #ScalaMAD) and regularly contribute to the Scala community with blog posts, meetup talks, and open source projects.

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Purely Functional Blog

Check out our posts on how to design business DSLs, and how to use Scala to implement those DSLs in an embedded way using a purely functional programming style.

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Meetups

Let's meet up in Madrid! We regularly co-organize Scala meetups once in a month (or more! :)

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