The book on Xtext is out

My book on Xtext, “Implementing Domain-Specific Languages with Xtext and Xtend” is now available on Packt website! Get it while it’s hot! 🙂

You can find the outline and an example chapter at

Many thanks to the reviewers of the book: Jan Koehnlein, Henrik Lindberg, Pedro J. Molina, and Sebastian Zarnekow!

The sources of the examples presented in the book are available at

0304OS_mockupcover_normalI would also like to thank all the people from Packt I dealt with.


13 thoughts on “The book on Xtext is out

  1. Alberto

    I got the book a couple of days ago and I have read the first eight chapters.

    I would definitely recommend it to get started with XText.

    Chapter 7 on testing is illuminating, and there are a few real gems like the “Digression on Xtext grammar rules” in Chapter 8 .

    Bravo Lorenzo and thanks for the great work!

    1. Lorenzo Bettini Post author

      Jens, I was not sure what you meant when I first read the comment… but I guess it sounds like a compliment 🙂

  2. luigialbero

    My compliments on the book. It was very useful in getting a better understanding of the possibilities of the xText framework. I first read it cover to cover and then applied it to some sample projects. Learned lots from it. Thanks again for writing it.

    If I may, I also have a question: Looking at the Xsemantics documentation, I have a hard time understanding the symbols like |- , ||- … Is there a standard/reference/theory that you could refer me to to explain their meaning?

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