• JRubyArt allows you to code processing sketches in regular ruby (it supersedes ruby-processing for processing-3.0+).

  • Vanilla processing is essentially Java with an antlr [1] pre-processor to make writing code simpler (in the processing ide), although it is debatable whether whether color should have ever been a type!!!.

  • JRubyArt is able to emulate the simplicity of vanilla processing, by using JRuby [2] to load regular processing jars into a ruby runtime environment.

  • You can write JRubyArt code in any editor that supports ruby syntax, however the atom editor [3] has a plugin that allows you to run / watch processing sketches without leaving the editor.

  • Vim [4] and Emacs [5] can also run sketches without leaving the editor, in addition both can be used to edit live JRubyArt code live from pry [6].

  1. ANTLR (ANother Tool for Language Recognition) is a powerful parser generator for reading, processing, executing, or translating structured text or binary files.

  2. JRuby is an implementation of the Ruby programming language atop the Java Virtual Machine

  3. A hackable text editor for the 21st Century

  4. Vim is a highly configurable text editor for efficiently creating and changing any kind of text

  5. The features of GNU Emacs include. Content-aware editing modes, including syntax coloring, for many file types. Complete built-in documentation

  6. Pry is a powerful alternative to the standard IRB shell for Ruby. It is written from scratch to provide a number of advanced features