Sorry, had to quote the Coulton anthem for Portal, “Still Alive.”

Processing 1.0 has finished final release status. Why that matters, on Create Digital Motion:

Processing: Revolutionary Creative Coding Tool Now 1.0, No Longer Beta

In my mind, it’s certainly one of the most unusual betas in creative software history. Why this is important for music:

  • Recent versions of Processing include the very stable and wonderful Minim audio library
  • Processing makes an excellent tool for creating unusual graphical front ends for music, with tools like Reaktor, Pd, Max, SuperCollider, ChucK, Ableton Live and many others handling sound (more on that in a story tomorrow)
  • Updates make Processing far more predictable and flexible across platforms, particularly when using new versions of Mac OS, Windows, and Java
  • Better, more stable OpenGL rendering makes your software look fantastic, and this is a lot of the change that’s happened in recent builds

But it’s better to show that rather than talk about it. Stay tuned. Look at me: still talking when there’s science to do!