For information on Software Development Automation 2013 see http://www.languageworkbenches.net/sda2013
Welcome to the Language Workbench Challenge
Welcome to the web site of the Language Workbench Challenge. On this page, you will find all information about the LWC.
Over the past few years, and actually the past year, a lot of new initiatives have surfaced in the area of creating so called language workbenches - aiming at facilitating the definition and use of DSLs and code generation.
We believe each of these has its own strengths and weaknesses, and none is 'the best' for every purpose. Still, a lot of people keep asking for the best workbench. Based on that, we are now planning to have a Language Workbench Competition, in which we will be able to compare the strengths and weaknesses of these workbenches based on solutions for a predefined set of cases.
Keep an eye on this page for more details in the coming, as the cases are being defined and the possibilities of co-hosting this initative at Code Generation 2011 in Cambridge are being investigated. Participating
The case description and instructions for participation can be found here.
The idea for LWC11 originates from a group of people who met in the preparations for, and during CodeGeneration 2010: Markus Völter, Eelco Visser, Steven Kelly, Angelo Hulshout, Jos Warmer, Pedro J. Molina, Bernhard Merkle and Karsten Thoms. In 2012, this groups served as a background advisory board for organisers Angelo Hulshout and Paul Zenden. In 2013, Tijs van der Storm joined and came up with the challenge assignment for 2013.
LWC 2013 preparations have started. See this page for details.