Programming Language by Design

Have you ever wondered how a programming language is created?  Where did C, C++ come from?  Who wrote the code for the UNIX operating system, or Windows and Mac OS?

If you are a very computer literate person, comfortable with creating source code, this book will open up a whole new world for you.  Imagine creating a programming language yourself!

 

Creating your first programming language is easier than you think.

“The book I want to read.” — Matz, creator of the Ruby language
“I really love this book.” — Jeremy Ashkenas, creator of the CoffeeScript language
Want to create a programming language, but don’t feel like going through one of those expensive and boring 1000-page books ? Well, you’re not alone …

 

The best system to create your first programming language.

 

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The eBook

A 100 page PDF detailing core concepts and applying them to a custom language in Ruby
(included: ePub & Mobi formats).

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Exercises & solutions

Proposed extensions to the language with solutions at the end of the book.

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Three languages

Full source code of three languages in Ruby & Java. Easy to extend and play with.

 

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A screencast

Explaining step by step how to extend the JVM language.

Most books on compilers are priced at more than $100 and

The best system to create your first programming language.
The eBook

A 100 page PDF detailing core concepts and applying them to a custom language in Ruby
(included: ePub & Mobi formats).
Exercises & solutions

Proposed extensions to the language with solutions at the end of the book.
Three languages

Full source code of three languages in Ruby & Java. Easy to extend and play with.
A screencast

Explaining step by step how to extend the JVM language.

Most books on compilers are priced at more than $100 and are long and boring. My system, which contains a book (fun and to the point), exercises & solutions, three languages you can use however you want and a screencast, is only $39.99.

And I even give it to you for free if you’re not happy.

 

Join the thousands of coders who created their own language.

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“It’s been a lot of fun, and surprisingly little work to get a language that covers 95% of what JavaScript can do.”

— Jeremy Ashkenas, created CoffeeScript after reading the book.

“I love this book! It helped me create my own Awesome-to-PHP compiler. It’s not a full featured compiler yet but I had a lot of fun coding it and I learned a LOT.”

— Julien Desrosiers, created Phlower after reading the book.

“I never had a chance to study language internals at university, and while very interested, I found their inner workings intimidating. With this course I’ve found a simple but engaging introduction to the world of lexers, parsers, interpreters and compilers, and suddenly a whole new world in programming has opened up. Highly recommended.”