Advanced Processing in Eclipse

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Processing is an excellent framework and is at the top of my list of recommendations when it comes to tools for development, close to it is Eclipse (a very powerful coding IDE). One of the most beneficial assets to Processing is its learning curve. It takes seconds for someone with no programming experience to create their first “sketch” and advanced users tend to segway into more direct java programming. Because Processing was built as a learning tool the IDE leaves something to be desired for advanced users; my biggest complaint is the inability of creating reusable classes without having multiple copies. This is where Eclipse allows you to really take your development to another level.