Processing.js

I am always interested when something new with coding and art comes out. A little time ago I noticed that the javascript version of Processing (check: href=”http://processingjs.org/”>Processingjs.org) has finally hit 1.0 version. I have been testing it a little and Im quite happy about it. Heres some of my thoughts on the subject.

What Processing?

style=”color: #888888;”>For those that word Processing doesn’t ring any bells, it’s a fairly simple programming language created for artists, designers and non-programming people. It skips all the bit boring parts of programming and focuses on the fancy stuff, like visuals and interactivity. It’s a great intro to the world of programming, but also very powerful platform to creat visual art on its own. Processing has quite large community and different ecternals and libraries has extended its use in many, many ways. Oh and it’s free. Check it out title=”Processing.org” href=”http://processing.org/” target=”_blank”>here.

style=”color: #888888;”>Why would I need the javascript version?

What makes me excited about the javacript version is that it’s so easy to embed in many different web–based things. For example in this wordpress post: style=”color: #888888;”>It’s easy and great way to share some sketches and also get your work shown. Also it’ll run on any modern browser and is based on html5 and css.

Some thoughts:

There is some issues at least Safari and processing.js and not all the processing sketches work properly. Specially theres some issues with displaying fonts, specially in WordPress. All in all, Im glad there’s such an easy way to show your processing sketches on your own websites. (There is of course href=”http://www.openprocessing.org/”> open processing’s webpage where its easy to share processing sketches, but I really like the idea to easily share them on my own.) This way it’s interesting to make your own online exhibitions with your work and control the whole user experience.

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