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Source code for the Processing Core and Development Environment (PDE) (by processing)
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  • Our tools shape our selves
    1 project | | 4 Apr 2024

    I disagree. There are so many creative tools that are now online that you can access from your browser that were not envisioned in the original web. It is obviously true that not EVERY website is about creation (but to expect that seems unreasonable?), but even Wikipedia is a collaborative project.

    Examples include products from big vendors like Adobe's Photoshop, to smaller products like SketchUp, to more indy generative art tools like and Strudel (

  • Let's compile like it's 1992
    4 projects | | 26 Feb 2024
    Would processing[0] be a good fit? It's designed to be easy to use and learn but powerful enough for professional use. Very quick to get cool stuff moving on a screen and the syntax is Java with a streamlined editing environment.


  • VVVV – A Hybrid Visual/Textual Development Environment
    6 projects | | 23 Feb 2024
  • Random Animations
    5 projects | | 18 Jan 2024
  • Penrose – Penrose
    13 projects | | 12 Jan 2024
  • Program a "Weakest link" for myself IRL game
    1 project | /r/learnprogramming | 9 Dec 2023
    I would personally use the language Processing. It's the one I use the most. And it's relatively easy to start drawing text, squares, and do other kinds of things. (It's kind of like java, but without all the boilerplate code)
  • Turbo Pascal Turns 40
    8 projects | | 30 Nov 2023
    Processing (P5) had this: you can select any string of text in its IDE anl search for it in the docs, and if it's one of the built-in functions or constants it will open the associated static html page that came installed with the software, so no internet nor server required. And despite being offline you can still navigate the docs too. This feels a lost basic skill in static site generation these days.

    It was the only creative coding framework that had complete, offline documentation like that at the time I might add. OpenFrameworks is still mostly autogenerated stubs for example.

    IMO it was one of the things that gave Processing an edge in educational contexts over all alternatives. I was pretty sad to see p5.js not fully continue that tradition and require that you go online to read the docs, and that it's not a static website but that text is rendered with javascript when you open it (still complete and with examples though).

  • Ben Fry Resigns from the Processing Foundation
    1 project | | 3 Oct 2023
    Processing is very cool, especially if you like graphics.

    Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology. There are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning and prototyping.

  • Arduino raises $22M Series B round
    1 project | | 7 Sep 2023
    And it's not even their IDE. They just slapped some AVR compilers into Processing

  • Što dati djetetu da uči/radi?
    2 projects | /r/CroIT | 6 Jul 2023

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