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MPS rocks Awesome

A curated list of awesome MPS extensions/libraries, software and resources.

Inspired by awesome-python and awesome-rust.

What are you looking for?

Understand what MPS is

See what others have been building with MPS

  • Built with MPS are open source projects that all built on MPS
  • Research contains a list academic papers that make heavy use of MPS

Get started with MPS

To get stated we suggest to look at the tutorials in the following order:

  • MPS for the Impatient is a free hands-on course that covers the basics of JetBrains MPS from the language designer's perspective, skipping the theoretical topics as well as the practical productivity how-tos.
  • - A complete MPS tutorial to build your first language by @coolya with lots background information on language design.
  • MPS Intro Course by @markusvoelter is an advanced introduction to MPS in the form of multiple videos as well as a github repository to play around with. It also covers extensions to MPS such as additional notations or the interpreter framework.
  • If you are specificity looking for input on how to build generators this guide contains a set of best practices.
  • The DSL Engineering Book contains detailed discussions of the concepts behind MPS in its Part III on language implementation.
  • For more details on specific MPS topics we refer to The MPS Language Workbench Book (Volume I, Volume II) as well as the official MPS User Guide

Learning contains a list of even more tutorials. In addition Research contains a list academic papers that make heavy use of MPS.

Get in touch with the community

Awesome MPS


Plugins that improve MPS.

  • Build Script Notifier - Fix your build scripts with one click when module dependencies change.
  • digitalember.extensions - MPS baseLanguage editor extensions for better readability.
  • Durchblick - Simplified editors to increase readability of generators.
  • Editor2PDF - Serialises editor into PDF files
  • Fernsprecher - View your IntelliJ based IDE logs directly in your browser.
  • Grammar Cells - An extension to the editor language of MPS. It will help you to create consistent and well-behaving textual notations in MPS with no effort.
  • ingrid - Ingrid is a plugin for JetBrains MPS allowing import of ANTLRv4 grammars and create an MPS language out of it.
  • Key Promoter X - This plugin helps to learn essential shortcuts while you are working.
  • langdoc - This plugin allows arbitrary nodes in your models to be annotated with documentation text.
  • Language visualizer - A JetBrains MPS plugin to visualize the structure of a language.
  • Mario Progress Bar - Pretty progress bars for IJ based IDEs.
  • MPS BaseLanguage Extensions - A set of handy extensions to BaseLanguage, such as tail recursion optimization and function memoization
  • mps-code-reviewer - Code Review for JetBrains MPS providing integration with Bitbucket
  • MPS Extensions - Various extensions to simplify language development.
  • MPS gradle plugin - A Gradle plugin to build & test langauges and to support various tasks related to custom RCP packaging.
  • MPS-QA - This repository contains quality assurance tooling for Jetbrains' MPS.
  • Nyan Progress Bar - Pretty progress bars for IJ based IDEs.
  • Presentation Assistant - This plugin shows name and Win/Mac shortcuts of any action you invoke.
  • Shadow Models - Shadow Models is an incremental transformation framework for MPS.
  • Stubs Generator - Stubs Generator is a plugin to Jetbrains MPS which allows easy creation of generators of library stubs for custom MPS languages.
  • skadi gist - Share MPS code snippets via the browser.
  • Text Generator Plugin - Alternative Textgen for JetBrains MPS using the standard model to model generation mechanisms.

Built with MPS


Complete IDEs built with MPS.

  • Dutch Tax Office - Domain-specific languages to implement Dutch tax legislation and process changes of that legislation.
  • FBME - FBME (Function Blocks Modelling Environment) is an IDE for IEC 61499 standard built on top of JetBrains MPS language workbench.
  • Hardella IDE - Smart programming environment for PLC
  • mbeddr - An extensible C implementation in MPS to support embedded software development.
  • MetaR - A IDE for R for people with limited computer science background.
  • PeoPL - A full IDE build upon MPS to manage Software Product Lines.


Individual languages.

  • ANTLR_MPS - An ANTLR language for MPS, and the ToMPS language to help create MPS languages and ANTRL visitors from an ANTLR 4 grammar.
  • CsBaseLanguage - An implementation of the C# 5.0 language.
  • DclareForMPS - Support for the dclare engine in MPS.
  • D-Flat - C# language implementation prototype for JetBrains MPS.
  • ecmascript4mps - ECMAScript language implementation for JetBrains MPS.
  • FormatsDSL - A DSL to describe formats and generate loaders.
  • mbeddr.cpp - C++ language implementation prototype for JetBrains MPS, built as an extension on mbeddr.core (C language).
  • MPS JSON Language - A JSON implementation for MPS.
  • PlantUML - Language for PlantUML models, also useful to generate PlantUML diagrams from custom DSL.
  • iets3 - Base language for system modelling and specification including basics abstractions for components, expression, variability, etc.
  • Physics - A physical simulation description language built with MPS.
  • Voice Menu - A voice menu language and a Java simulator built using JetBrains MPS.
  • Web languages - a collection of Web-centric, partial language implementations: JSON, JSON Schema, WSDL, XSD, SVG, CSS.

Other projects

  • Modelix - Modelix is a open source platform that aims to bring modeling on the web.
  • MPS CodeRules - New typesystem from JetBrains for MPS. Uses logic programming.
  • MPS Platform Docs - This website collects practical knowledge about MPS and popular MPS platforms.
  • MPSServer - A tool to make MPS accessible remotely.
  • - Helper script to generate an isolated configuration prefix for isolated MPS instances.
  • Skadi Cloud - An experiment with Projector to put JetBrains MPS into the browser.
  • WebEditKit - This is a framework for creating projectional editors which interact with JetBrains MPS.

Learning MPS

Tutorials / Courses

  • Learn MPS - Browse top resources, improve your MPS skills, and connect with the community.
  • Creating a simple language using JetBrains MPS - The objective of this project is to construct a language to define mindmaps.
  • Fast track tutorial is the official tutorial for MPS. It will provide you with an high-level overview in 10 steps, covering all aspects of MPS at a high level.
  • - A complete MPS tutorial to build your first language by @coolya with lots background information on language design.
  • MPS for the Impatient is a free hands-on course that covers the basics of JetBrains MPS from the language designer's perspective, skipping the theoretical topics as well as the practical productivity how-tos.
  • mps-tips - Collection of tips and tricks about the MPS ecosystem which might be useful to someone.
  • MPS tutorials - Official tutorials and cookbooks for MPS.
  • MPS Intro Course by @markusvoelter - A slightly advanced introduction to MPS wiht a focus on language extension.
  • MPS Office Hours - A weekly one-hour Zoom meeting where you can share your screen and get help.

Books and User Guides






  • DSLFoundry - DSLFoundry blog: howtos and articles about practical MPS usage.
  • F1RE - A blog focus on the model driven software engineering domain.
  • - A blog focused in language engineering with many examples implemented using MPS.
  • log verbose - The repositor owner's own blog posts on MPS.
  • Official Website
  • Programming Basics - Uses MPS to teach the basics of programming to none computer science people.
  • Specific Languages - Specific Languages blog: articles about practical MPS usage.
  • Strumenta - Strumenta blog: articles about MPS and language engineering in general.



Talks / Videos


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