JetBrains and Nemerle

Last week JetBrains made a decision to bring on board the Core developers behind a project called Nemerle.

Nemerle is an Open Source project that provides a statically typed programming language for .NET, similar to C#. Recently it has been in the spotlight, with a few sessions on it at NDC, as well as an appearance on the popular podcast .NET Rocks.


The main focus of the Nemerle team at JetBrains will be N2, a language framework that’s primary goal is to make the development of languages and tools as easy and simple as possible, opening up great potentials for us at JetBrains, where our main focus is developer tools.

We are extremely excited about this project and happy to bring Nemerle under the JetBrains umbrella and thus guaranteeing the viability of the N2 project.

As we have more information and development advances, we will be sure to keep you up to date.

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16 Responses to JetBrains and Nemerle

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    A'braham Barakhyahu (@BlessYahu) says:

    June 28, 2012

    !!!! Didn’t see this one coming, but congrats. If you put Nemerle in one of you IDEs, or dare I say…Resharper, my mouth will hit the floor (and most likely my mouse on the buy button will go “click”). Looking forward to see how this turns out.

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    Greg says:

    June 28, 2012

    Things are getting more and more interesting.

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    Julien Lebosquain says:

    June 28, 2012

    Nice one. Metaprogramming in Nemerle is great. Maybe a little too much since you can pretty much define any possible construct, leading to potentially horrible code in the wrong hands, but hey, it’s a tool, we just have to use it correctly.

    That being said, I really look forward for an IDE with great Nemerle support. Those are great news! Don’t forget C# though 😉

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    Matt Davey says:

    July 4, 2012

    I love Nemerle but the biggest frustration is the lack of tools and IDE integration. Now it’s been picked up by the worlds #1 provider of tools & integration – I am very much looking forward to see where you guys take it!

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    Marcel Bradea says:

    July 10, 2012

    Great job guys! REALLY looking forward to see what the combined teams will come up with.

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    Vasily Kirichenko says:

    July 15, 2012

    Looking forward to get good Nemerle support in VS as well as truly comfortable framework to build new languages (especially, DSLs which are used far less frequently than they should be).

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    VitalyV says:

    February 5, 2013

    Hi, JetBrain team!
    What do you speak about the Nemerle project?
    What’s new?


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    Hadi Hariri says:

    February 5, 2013


    We’ll be able to release some news as soon as we’re ready 🙂

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    evilbloodydemon says:

    June 28, 2013

    any news on this topic? in honor of anniversary, you know

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    Den says:

    August 16, 2013

    We need an update!

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    Mark says:

    August 30, 2013

    Yeah, it’s been over a year now. Can we get an update? At least tell us there’s a big surprise for us in the near future, so then we can still have some expectations.

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    Jura Gorohovsky says:

    September 2, 2013

    @evilbloodydemon, @Den, @Mark, @All
    Apologies for the prolonged silence.
    We’re planning to reveal what’s going on on the Nemerle team during the keynote at the upcoming JetBrains Day Sweden. We’ll make sure that the update is available to everyone, not only to those visiting the event.

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    Tim Jones says:

    September 8, 2013

    I expect this will be posted more officially soon, but in case anybody can’t wait, the recorded livestream from the JetBrains Day is here:

    The Nitra (nee N2) stuff starts about 17:15 in the first keynote video.

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    Hadi Hariri says:

    September 8, 2013


    We’ll be publishing some more information soon about Nitra. Stay tuned.

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    Matt Davey says:

    March 5, 2015

    Nearly 3 years have past, is there any future for Nemerle?

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    Aaron Campf says:

    June 15, 2017

    3 years, I’ve been waiting 5 years, but we are getting close!

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