Grab the new Language Design Patterns book now! Learn to build configuration file readers, data readers, model-driven code generators, source-to-source translators, source analyzers, and interpreters. You don't need a background in computer science--ANTLR creator Terence Parr demystifies language implementation by breaking it down into the most common design patterns. Pattern by pattern, you'll learn the key skills you need to implement your own computer languages.
The basic deal is that new chapters will appear roughly every two weeks until it's in final form. I have three more chapters (or is it four?) to write.
For those of you registering for the ANTLR/StringTemplate workshop this weekend, you get a free copy of the beta book.