Processing is officially out of Beta! Yep, after 162 iterations of the ever-so-popular open-source programming environment, they have officially released version1.0. Check out the link at the end of the post to download your copy today and start learning about this amazing program. [image: Solar demo, 2008. Robert Hodgin]
Editors note: We posted about this earlier today, sorry for the dupe’ but it’s exciting – so I’ll leave this post up too – pt
Today, on November 24, 2008, we launch the 1.0 version of the Processing software. Processing is a programming language, development environment, and online community that since 2001 has promoted software literacy within the visual arts. Initially created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing quickly developed into a tool for creating finished professional work as well.
Read the full press release here.
Processing is a free, open source alternative to proprietary software tools with expensive licenses, making it accessible to schools and individual students. Its open source status encourages the community participation and collaboration that is vital to Processing’s growth. Contributors share programs, contribute code, answer questions in the discussion forum, and build libraries to extend the possibilities of the software. The Processing community has written over seventy libraries to facilitate computer vision, data visualization, music, networking, and electronics.
Get the latest version of Processing here.