Canvas Game Of Life

A colleague of mine recently introduced me to the language/framework called Processing.

It’s a Java-based visualization language. It’s meant to be a quick tool, targeting artists - and not necessarily programmers. So it’s pretty simple to use. But the coolest thing about it is this:

It actually works.

I don’t think that Processing is my new favourite programming language, but still - it’s a whole lot of fun. This is what I came up with, after about 2 hours playing around:

The Canvas Game Of Life (a pretty silly “living” drawing applet)

So, I’m impressed: Something built with Java does actually work. Like, even on Linux and all that. Okay, the IDE sucks, but for 100 or so lines of code, I can live with it.

Recreational Programming FTW!

See Also

Previously: Introducing DadaDodoWeb

Next up: Fractal Garden

The machine thinks that the Web-Log entries 26th Ludum Dare - Postmortem, Purely Functional Games, and The German Programming Apprenticeship - A Review might be related to the topic so eloquently discussed above. The machine is sometimes right.