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Intentional Software is a software company that designs tools and platforms that follow the principles of intentional programming[1] in which programmers focus on capturing the intent of users and designers, and spend as little time as possible interacting with machines and compilers.[2] Its tools include language workbenches, tools that separated software function from implementation, and allowed 'language-focused' development.[3][4] This allowed automatic rewriting of code as expert knowledge of implementation options changed.[5] The company later began developing a platform for improving productivity of software groups.

Intentional Software
IndustrySoftware engineering
FateAcquired by Microsoft
Founded2002
DefunctApril 2017
Headquarters
Key people
Charles Simonyi (founder), Eric Anderson (CEO)
Number of employees
50-100
Websitehttp://www.intentional.com

The company was founded by Charles Simonyi in 2002, and later headed by CEO Eric Anderson. In 2017 it had almost 100 staff.[6] On April 18, 2017, it was acquired by Microsoft,[7][8] with many of its employees joining the Microsoft Office team.

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Intentional Software developed the Domain Workbench, a language workbench for building and working with domain-specific languages,[9] and designed custom languages for clients for their particular uses.[10] They later built the Intentional Platform,[11] a platform for connecting the workbench with other tools.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rosenberg, Scott. "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Meta". Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  2. ^ Pontin, Jason (2007). "Awaiting the Day When Everyone Writes Software". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  3. ^ Fowler, Martin. "Language Workbenches: The Killer-App for Domain Specific Languages?" (PDF).
  4. ^ Rosenan, Boaz (2010). "Designing Language-oriented Programming Languages". Proceedings of the ACM International Conference Companion on Object Oriented Programming Systems Languages and Applications Companion. OOPSLA '10. New York, NY, USA: ACM: 207–208. doi:10.1145/1869542.1869576. ISBN 9781450302401.
  5. ^ Simonyi, Charles; Christerson, Magnus; Clifford, Shane (2006). "Intentional Software". Proceedings of the 21st Annual ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-oriented Programming Systems, Languages, and Applications. OOPSLA '06. New York, NY, USA: ACM: 451–464. doi:10.1145/1167473.1167511. ISBN 1595933484. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-09-13.
  6. ^ "Charles Simonyi rejoins Microsoft as it buys his startup". The Seattle Times. 2017-04-18. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  7. ^ Miller, Ron. "Microsoft acquires Intentional Software and brings old friend back into fold - TechCrunch". Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Charles Simonyi, Founder, Chairman, and CTO -". www.intentional.com. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  9. ^ "Charles Simonyi reveals production use of Intentional Software @ JAOO". InfoQ. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  10. ^ "ACORD and Intentional Software Announce Strategic Partnership — ACORD.org Press Releases". Press Releases. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  11. ^ "Intentional Platform -". www.intentsoft.com. Retrieved 2017-09-12.

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