Resources and references for the past and future of visual programming.
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Visual Programming Codex

Despite the GUI going mainstream in the 80s, the programming community has largely opted to remain in the era of the terminal. Yet there have always been magnificent visual programming projects at the periphery. This repo exists to shine a light on these alternatives, explore what costs and benefits they offer, and reflect on the work of people pushing for a future where programming leverages more of our senses and modalities.

  1. Implementations — Specific products, projects, or prototypes.
  2. Inspirations — Visual systems for things that only loosely resemble programming.
  3. Reflections — Talks, articles, papers, and links broadly about non-textual programming.
  4. Impressions — My 2¢ on the above.

This is a perpetual work-in-progress, inspired by Shaun Lebron's History of Lisp Parens. It's small right now, but will grow and gain structure and substance with time. If you know of anything that could or should be added, please do open an issue or pull request.

If you'd like to discuss visual programming, DM me on Twitter or scroll down to the contact section on my website.