I’ve started to learn to use the “Processing” language. It’s seems to be a lot like a modern version of Logo. I’m reading through a book called “Getting Started with Processing” by Casey Reas and Ben Fry. Reas and Fry created the processing language and it has a syntax similar to java, but is designed with functions for being able to sketch.
Commands I’ve learned to use so far: size, line, quad, triangle, rect, ellipse, arc, radians, smooth, noSmooth, point, strokeWeight
Couple of important notes:
– when using ellipse to draw a semi circle, the angle measure are absolute. 0 degrees is always east. 270 is always north.
– functions are case sensitive. “nosmooth” will error. It should be “noSmooth”
So far, this is a pretty easy language and will probably fun and useful.
More information on Processing is at http://www.processing.org
On top of Processing, I’m also taking a look at Codea on the iPad. Looks like this is also a great, easy to learn, language. Using a really good blog for my introduction: http://codeatuts.blogspot.com/p/contents.html.