Open-source programming language and IDE built to teach the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context, and to serve as the foundation for electronic sketchbooks. - (adapted from http://processing.org)

Open-source programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) built for the electronic arts, new media art, and visual design communities with the purpose of teaching the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context, and to serve as the foundation for electronic sketchbooks. - Processing.org

Processing programs (known as sketches) can be exported as Java applications. Processing is also available for developing in a java-only environment through use of a core.jar

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