February 27, 2009


I am always on the lookout for kid-friendly programming languages. Paul Shelman pointed me to Processing, a programming language for graphics from Ben Fry and Casey Reas at the MIT Media Lab.

I haven't tried the real version yet, but I am attracted to John Resig's Javascript implementation, which should make graphical programming easily accessible to kids.

I have posted a page hosting the Javascript Processing implementation here. It requires that your browser supports the "canvas" tag, but it should work on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

Posted by David at February 27, 2009 12:13 AM

The IDE included with Processing is very is easy to use and just as accessible as the Javascript implementation. The IDE does not run the program automatically like Javascript implementation, but it does show syntax errors, includes online help and more.

Posted by: Gary at February 27, 2009 12:34 AM
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