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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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A second demo!

Posted by Chris Granger (Creator)

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 :)

http://www.chris-granger.com/2012/05/21/the-future-is-specific/

Cheers,
Chris.

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    1. bergie on

      Would the domain specific functionality in Light Table also enable us to add support for visual programming tools, like http://noflojs.org/ ?

    2. Mattias Petter Johansson on

      Brilliant! I want to combine this so hard with http://meteor.com.

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      Beijer on

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

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      MgkCrgOjTav8 on

      @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.

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      MBybee on

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

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      Alexander Kellett on

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

    7. Gavin Phoenix on

      It really does bring a smile to my face :)

    8. Kristian Houlberg Øllegaard on

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

    9. Mattias Petter Johansson on

      GREAT demo! Very excited!

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      Avi Marcus on

      Wow! I can't wait!!

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      Cameron Dorrat on

      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 :)

    12. willurd on

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

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      Felix Breuer on

      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 http://www.inkcode.net/qute as a domain specific mode for Light Table.

    14. Matthew Barr on

      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 :)

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      Craig Payne on

      i'm blown away again...

    16. Erik Kettenburg on

      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!