A simpler way to create JavaScript

Processing is a brilliant programming language aimed at more at artists and designers than at coders. Designed to help non-programmers get started with programming, it makes it easy for get instant visual results from your code. It's possible to run Processing programs in a browser using Processing.js, but now there's an alternative in the form of p5.js.

Currently in beta, it's a JavaScript library that starts with the original Processing goal of accessible coding, but that enables you to create attractive JavaScript examples that run directly in the browser.

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.