MPS_Book-Cover-Volume1-small The MPS Language Workbench: Volume I. The first volume of the series is both a thorough introduction to the Jetbrains MPS language workbench, and a complete reference manual. At this time, you can buy the ebook via the following vendors: [Google Play] [Google Books] [Amazon]. Google Books offers limited previews of the book.

Download the first few chapters for free here:Books_-_Campagne_LaboratoryThe 2nd edition is currently available as an eBook from Google Play (if you had the first edition, make sure you refresh your library to get the new edition). The Amazon Kindle edition will be released late March 2015.The 2nd edition of the print edition has been updated to be describe MPS 3.2. See below for a preview of the physical book. Available for sale at [CreateSpace] [Amazon: US Germany UK Spain Italy France ].

 cover-Volume-2-v3-thumbnail-website The MPS Language Workbench: Volume II. The second volume of the series explains how to customize the MPS platform to better integrate it with the needs of your languages. This volume continues where volume I ended and discusses more advanced features of the MPS platform.

Chapters of this volume will be released on Google Play as they are being finalized. Release of the first chapters will start mid-April. New chapters will be announced on Twitter @FabienCampagne.

You can read more about the iterative release model for the second volume here.


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Selected Reviews

e-book edition on Google Play

Great reference book for beginners I am a long-term Intellij Idea user and since I first heard about the relatively new MPS Language Workbench, I wanted to explore it and see its use cases. JetBrains provides some basic documentation about the tool, but it is far from being complete especially if you seriously consider adopting this framework in your workflow/pipeline. To this end, this book addresses a huge documentation gap and provides information about MPS basics with tutorial-like examples. Often times, the text is accompanied with screenshots that have step-by-step annotation on them, which is really helpful for reproducing the steps mentioned in the book. If you have really little or no experience with the JetBrains development environment, this book will definitely serve you well. For those of you who have been developing softwares with JetBrains tools, it is still a good book to get to know the new MPS framework and you will find it easier to digest the book.
Great book This book is written in a very accessible way. I’ve got it when I was on a beginners level and had no problems in reading it. It introduces MPS and has several illustrations and examples to help you comprehend what is being read. It’s a very good reference point to anyone starting or even using MPS.