Light Table
Original author(s)Chris Granger
Robert Attorri
Developer(s)Kodowa
Initial release12 April 2012; 10 years ago (2012-04-12)[1]
Final release
0.8.1[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 22 January 2016; 6 years ago (22 January 2016)[3][4]
Repository
Written inClojureScript[5]
TypeIntegrated development environment
License2014[a]: MIT
2014[b]: GPL-3.0-only[6]
2012[c]: Proprietary
Websitelighttable.com Edit this on Wikidata

Light Table is an integrated development environment for software engineering developed by Chris Granger and Robert Attorri. It features real-time feedback allowing instant execution, debugging and access to documentation.[7] The instant feedback provides an execution environment intended to help developing abstractions.[8]

The development team attempted to create a program which shows the programmer what the effects of their additions are in real-time, rather than requiring them to work out the effects as they write the code.[9] Though the program began by supporting only Clojure, it has since aimed to support Python and JavaScript.[8] The developers claim that the software can reduce programming time by up to 20%.[8]

It was financed by a Kickstarter fundraising campaign and subsequently backed by Y Combinator.[10] The Kickstarter campaign aimed to raise $200,000 USD and finished with $316,720 USD.[9]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ 2014-11-06: MIT since version 0.7.0
  2. ^ 2014-01-08: GPL-3.0-only from version 0.6.1 to 0.6.7.
  3. ^ Proprietary from 2012 to version 0.6.0.

References

  1. ^ Granger, Chris (12 April 2012). "Light Table - a new IDE concept". Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  2. ^ "Release 0.8.1". 22 January 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  3. ^ Evitt, Kenny (21 January 2016). "Release 0.8.1". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  4. ^ Rundberget, Magnus (21 January 2016). "ANN: Light Table version 0.8.1 released". Light Table Discussion (Mailing list). Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  5. ^ Chris Granger (24 Jan 2013). "The IDE as a value". Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  6. ^ LightTable - License, Chris Granger, retrieved 2014-11-13
  7. ^ Craig Grannell. "Light Table: a better way to write code". net.
  8. ^ a b c Lynley, Matt (August 28, 2012). "Meet Light Table: A Startup That Will Literally Change The Way App Development Works". Business Insider. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  9. ^ a b Finley, Klint (January 20, 2014). "Out in the Open: These Hackers Want to Give You Coding Superpowers". Wired. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  10. ^ Ha, Anthony (August 21, 2012). "Y Combinator S12 Demo Day Batch 4: Meet Vayable, Light Table, viaCycle, and Others". Tech Crunch. Retrieved April 8, 2014.