How Processing and P5 got newbies Into art and coding #Processing @pomeranian99

The creators of the Processing programming language, which is now 20 years old, did it right.

There are a number of things the folks behind Processing and P5 did right, such as:

  • To get people into coding, let them build stuff *right away*
  • “Play” and culture are key to getting folks interested
  • Putting it in the browser
  • Having a friendly culture is crucial

Creating culture requires tons of work; it can’t be automated. But once a good culture is in place it can create wonderful forward inertia.

Read the entire piece by Clive Thompson on Medium.


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