A node programming IDE for Perl


Node programming is really interesting since makes possible to realize
a program even if you have no idea about programming.

Think about genetic researchers, for example.
They need to focus on protein chains, not on what is a package.
Maybe they can do an extra effort and say the world "variable" or "string"
or even "regular expression" and that makes them proud, but they don't care about inheritance.

They want things working and they need Perl ...
but if you say Strawberry they think about yogurth, not about Windows.

There are a lot of visual programming languages (VVVV, Puredata, Max/Msp)
but normally they target artists and interaction designers.
I saw a lot of vjs and musicians do really complex programs
with those softwares, and they never wrote a line of code.

This is my effort to provide a node interface that brings Perl power
to people who don't know the Perl language.

It is called PNI and stands for Perl Node Interface: it is at a very early stage but I would like to share it with this great community as well .

Any feedback/help is welcome, point your browser to PNI blog for more info .

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To be honest I have no idea what node programming means but I am always on the lookout to find way to help more non-perl programmers to take advantage of this language.


I installed PNI-GUI-Tk-0.11 from CPAN (admittedly on Linux :) and launched the pniguitk.pl but I did not find anything working there. I mean it opened a window with two menus. "Help" on the right and "Scenario" on the left. "Scenario" has 3 items:
New/Close/Exit. When clicking on New it opens another similar window.


BTW you might want to consider building on the foundation of Padre

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user-pic I' am an italian mathematician and I'm writing a node programming IDE for Perl