Processing 1.0

dcuartiellesNovember 25th, 2008

I will just paste here Reas’ and Fry’s announcement of Processing 1.0, finally the official release of the best open source IDE to learn about programming.

Congratulations Processing! Visit their website here


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.

Processing is a free, open source alternative to proprietary software
tools with expensive licenses, making it accessible to schools and
individual students.


Students at hundreds of schools around the world use Processing for
classes ranging from middle school math education to undergraduate
programming courses to graduate fine arts studios.


Tens of thousands of companies, artists, designers, architects, and
researchers use Processing to create an incredibly diverse range of


Processing was founded by Ben Fry and Casey Reas in 2001 while both were
John Maeda’s students at the MIT Media Lab. [...]

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3 Responses to “Processing 1.0”

  1. Chris Lee Says:

    Excellent, finally an alpha version. Also, I’ve tried to contribute to to the playground WIKI, but the access request form is not working, it actually shows HTML code where the form should be.

  2. dcuartielles Says:

    Well, more than an alpha version, this is an official release of 1.0!! It took them 7 years to be sure the software was properly supported in terms of examples and properly tested. The next version (2.0) will be out in a much shorter time and will be an even stronger tool for prototyping.

  3. inthebitz Says:

    Well, in the spirit of celebrating release 1.0, I just pulled a near all-nighter this past weekend hacking out a mini port of processing to run on an Arduino. I suppose you could call this a bit of recursion, since the Arduino was ported from Processing, and can now run Processing :) Cheers!