Language-agnostic Flow-based Programming (FBP) framework in Go
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Cascades Flow-Based Programming Framework

Language-Agnostic Programming Framework for Data-Driven Applications

Cascades is language-agnostic dataflow programming framework that implements a number of the Flow-Based Programming (FBP) concepts. Although we consider Cascades to be a general-purpose programming framework we have created it having a, as J. P. Morrison described: a data factory mental image in mind, where the application is expressed as a series of transforms on data streams - which requires fundamental changes from the old von Neumann thinking in the way programmers build applications.

Features

  • Cascades is cross-platform (can be used on OSX/Linux/Windows, tested also on Raspberry PI and Beagleboard Black) and completely written in Go programming language.
  • Uses ZeroMQ for connections between the components.
  • The core components are also written in Go, but you are free to choose any programming language of your choice as long as there are bindings for it (currently it supports: C, C++, C#, CL, Delphi, Erlang, F#, Felix, Haskell, Java, Objective-C, PHP, Python, Lua, Ruby, Ada, Basic, Clojure, Go, Haxe, Node.js, ooc, Perl, and Scala)
  • Supports flows defined using NoFlo's JSON format or FBP DSL language.

Please, visit our Wiki for details on how to get started.

Usage

General usage is described below:

NAME:
   cascades - A Cascades FBP runtime/scheduler for the FBP applications.

USAGE:
   cascades [global options] command [command options] [arguments...]

VERSION:
   0.1.0

COMMANDS:
   run      Runs a given graph defined in the .fbp or .json formats
   library  Manages a library of components
   help, h  Shows a list of commands or help for one command

GLOBAL OPTIONS:
   --file, -f 'library.json'  components library file
   --debug, -d       enable extra output for debug purposes
   --help, -h        show help
   --version, -v     print the version

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License

The MIT License

Copyright © 2014

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