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Language Oriented Programming : the new Paradigm?

Here’s an interesting article about a new paradigm in programming. It comes under different names : Intentional programming, MDA, generative programming, Language Oriented Programming.

This last name is suggested by Sergey Dmitriev (cofounder and CEO of JetBrains Inc., makers of the IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE). His opinion is that developers are currently restricted by their dependency on programming languages and developer tools. A solution to this can be defining DSLs (Domain Specific Languages), but they also have the disadvantage of not being general enough.


So he suggests that the solution could be a Language Workbench that allows creating as many DSLs as needed. The use of a DSL makes the mapping of the conceptual model solution to the program source code a lot more easier. In addition to that, it allows domain experts (non-programmers) to create programs using a very descriptive language created for that specific domain.

Read more here.