Light Table: A Glimpse at Programming’s Future
It appears I wasn’t the only fan of Bret Victor’s talk and the possibilities of the tools he described. Chris Granger took the notions and ran with them to create a Clojure IDE called Light Table. It doesn’t look like the IDE is built specifically for Clojure, but that was his language of choice. Light Table is an interactive draft table for the programmer. That’s the best way to describe it. It gets out of the way, makes documentation and code easier to see, read and find. It has the dynamic execution described by Bret to encourage exploration and help find bugs before they cause problems. This tool looks amazing! It’s a first step in what should be a new breed of programming editor.