Processing (programming language)

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According to Wikipedia (Jan 2020), “Processing is an open-source graphical library and integrated development environment (IDE) built for the electronic arts, new media art, and visual design communities with the purpose of teaching non-programmers the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context. Processing uses the Java language, with additional simplifications such as additional classes and aliased mathematical functions and operations. It also provides a graphical user interface for simplifying the compilation and execution stage. The Processing language and IDE were the precursor to other projects including Arduino, Wiring and p5.js”




  • Reas, C., & Fry, B. (2014). Make : Getting Started with Processing. Second Edition. San Francisco: MakerMedia
  • Reas, Casey; Fry, Ben; Maeda, John (2007), Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists (1st ed.), The MIT Press, p. 736, ISBN 978-0-262-18262-1,