There are many common solutions or code snippets and patterns used in processing programs. It would be useful for all of us if they could be collected to a one place. I’ve found some of them, but I’m sure there are tens or hundreds I’ve never heard of.
Such a resource would be very useful for beginners. It would lead them to well tried and working solutions. It would ease learning processing and promote good solutions and style. It would be useful for a programming veteran like me, because there’s a lot I don’t yet know about processing.
I was think it would be like a cookbook. Recipes how to do things in processing way. And as in recipe there is condensed step by step instructions - that would be code - and a more verbose description that explains things.
To make this possible we would need to
- Identify recurring and processing like program structures
- analyze them
- write code and make sure it works
- write description of code. What is the idea, what makes it tick, how and when should it be used
There should be a pedagogical aspect, practical aspect and artistic aspect in these “recipes”.
So is somebody else interested? I assume this would be beneficial to processing in general and perhaps foundation would support this in some way.