Intentional Software is a software company that designs tools and platforms that follow the principles of intentional programming in which programmers focus on capturing the intent of users and designers, and spend as little time as possible interacting with machines and compilers. Its tools include language workbenches, tools that separated software function from implementation, and allowed 'language-focused' development. This allowed automatic rewriting of code as expert knowledge of implementation options changed. The company later began developing a platform for improving productivity of software groups.
|Fate||Acquired by Microsoft|
|Charles Simonyi (founder), Eric Anderson (CEO)|
Number of employees
The company was founded by Charles Simonyi in 2002, and later headed by CEO Eric Anderson. In 2017 it had almost 100 staff. On April 18, 2017, it was acquired by Microsoft, 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, and designed custom languages for clients for their particular uses. They later built the Intentional Platform, a platform for connecting the workbench with other tools.
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