Today I came across a blog post by Chris Granger announcing that a new IDE concept, Light Table, is now a kickstarter project. The blog post is dated April 12th so this isn’t the latest breaking news, but it’s not too late to express my excitement. Essentially, this IDE concept is based on making documentation an active part of the foreground and breaking out code by individual functions rather than entire files. Real time code evaluation is also a big announcement which basically allows for debugging as you program. So values can be assigned to variables and the data manipulation is shown in a separate panel mirroring the corresponding code. Read Chris’ blog post and watch the video for an in depth explanation and demonstration of the project.
Please feel free to share your excitement (or skepticism) in the comment section.