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A programming language for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions for the web.
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What is Processing?

It is an open programming language for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions for the web without using Flash or Java applets.
Processing is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
Processing is an open source tool with 2.9K GitHub stars and 806 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Processing's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Processing?

15 companies reportedly use Processing in their tech stacks, including The Lonero Foundation,, and Harvard Art Museums.

124 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Processing.

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Processing's Features

  • Free to download and open source
  • Interactive programs with 2D, 3D or PDF output
  • OpenGL integration for accelerated 2D and 3D
  • For GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Android, and ARM
  • Over 100 libraries extend the core software
  • Well documented, with many books available

Processing Alternatives & Comparisons

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Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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It is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. Emphasises on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework.
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
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