The Ultimate Web Framework is a DSL

We’re in a time of rapid innovation around full stack web frameworks. The best part is that many of the newer tools are taking fundamentally different approaches than in the past. Wasp is a new Rails-like framework for React, Node.js and Prisma that takes a unique approach than other frameworks. In this talk, Wasp’s CEO, Matija Sosic, explains what Wasp is, how it works and why they built it by creating a Domain-Specific Language (DSL).

Why the Ultimate Web Framework Will be a Language (DSL) - Intro to Wasp

With all the web framework options available in popular programming languages today, why would anyone want to create a new Domain-Specific Language (DSL) for building full-stack web apps? In this talk, we will cover our rationale for deciding to do so, why DSLs are a compelling option, their pros and cons, and what it has enabled us to build for full-stack JavaScript devs so far.

Matija is the CEO & co-founder of Wasp together with his twin brother. This is the second startup they started together, funded by Y Combinator and top deep tech funds in 2021. Matija’s background is an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Zagreb. His previous work spans from a research institute in Singapore to top-growing startups in NYC and London, covering fields of bioinformatics, mobile, and web development.

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