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Light Table is a new kind of IDE - a reactive work surface for the creation and exploration of our programs.
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Chris Granger

7,317 backers pledged $316,720 to help bring this project to life.

A second demo!

Hey Folks,

I've released a second demo showing how Light Table can create domain specific tools that enable a host of experiences we haven't even thought of yet :)



    1. Creator bergie on May 29, 2012

      Would the domain specific functionality in Light Table also enable us to add support for visual programming tools, like ?

    2. Creator Mattias Petter Johansson on May 25, 2012

      Brilliant! I want to combine this so hard with

    3. Creator Beijer on May 25, 2012

      Really nice. I would really like to see the webpart work with node.js

    4. Creator MgkCrgOjTav8 on May 23, 2012

      @Alexander, Kristian:
      at update #5 it says December for early beta. However, there is a slight chance that dates are a bit earlier now that the project is on YC. Lets see.

    5. Creator MBybee on May 23, 2012

      Wow, those look amazing. I can't wait to get my hands on this!

    6. Creator Alexander Kellett on May 23, 2012

      Kristian, there is a post on his blog about the time table. AFAIU it'll be october.

    7. Creator Gavin Phoenix on May 23, 2012

      It really does bring a smile to my face :)

    8. Creator Kristian Houlberg Øllegaard on May 22, 2012

      Any time plan for when we can access the early beta? :D

    9. Creator Mattias Petter Johansson on May 22, 2012

      GREAT demo! Very excited!

    10. Creator Sam on May 22, 2012


    11. Creator Avi Marcus on May 22, 2012

      Wow! I can't wait!!

    12. Creator Cameron Dorrat on May 22, 2012

      Fantastic demo. I cant wait to see (or create) a mode that supports noir, css & cljs-binding.
      We could have web crud apps in 5 minutes & real apps in 15 :)

    13. Creator willurd on May 22, 2012

      I upped my pledge because of this. I'm so excited about this tool!

    14. Creator Felix Breuer on May 22, 2012

      I agree 100% with the idea of turning Light Table into a workbench for creating domain specific tools. In fact, I'd love to reimplement my little markdown/latex editor called Qute as a domain specific mode for Light Table.

    15. Creator Matthew Barr on May 22, 2012

      I'd love to have a way to get Puppet code working. Gepetto (eclipse module) currently does some nifty stuff, but if it's possible to add languages, this would work nicely for the SA's that are out there :)

    16. Creator Craig Payne on May 22, 2012

      i'm blown away again...

    17. Creator Erik Kettenburg on May 22, 2012

      Chris, along the lines of some previous unanswered questions - will the playground be sufficient to allow us to start developing language support plugins? It sounds like Thom (below) is ready to build Scala support. I'd sure be happy to build out some PHP support. And I'm sure countless people would jump on a Ruby plugin. If not the playground, then are there plans to at least release the specs for the plugins at some point before beta? Thanks!