Processing: the Software that Shaped Creative Coding
AIGA Eye on Design published a two part history of the software that shaped creative coding:
In the early 2000s, Fry and Reas started building a piece of software that would let people code in a simplified environment using a variation of the Java language. The software, called Processing, was designed as a digital sketchbook where novice and experienced coders alike could create interactive graphics. Processing was more than a tool, though. It was a community—one that would eventually be built by thousands of people who have contributed code to the open-source environment over the last 20 years.
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