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Programming Python The Almighty Buck

Light Table IDE Finds Funding Success 94

Posted by timothy
from the ok-but-dark-table-next dept.
omar.sahal writes "Chris Granger's Light Table IDE, covered here previously on Slashdot, has been successfully funded by a Kickstarter campaign. 7,317 backers brought in $316,720, obliging Chris to support the Python Programming language with his first release. Chris and his team have also been successful in being funded by Y Combinator. Here's some more background (video) on the concepts developed by Bret Victor found in Light Table.
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Light Table IDE Finds Funding Success

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  • Re:A little late (Score:3, Informative)

    by QuasiSteve (2042606) on Saturday June 02, 2012 @01:46PM (#40195429)

    Links to Kickstarter projects are much more interesting BEFORE the the funding round ends.

    uhm.

    Chris Granger's Light Table IDE, covered here previously on Slashdot

    By the way, why can't I fund a closed (but funded) Kickstarter project past the deadline?

    Sometimes you can - just not on KickStarter. KickStarter is an all-or-nothing + deadline type crowdfunding platform. There's actually very few that allow projects without a deadline - invested.in is biggest one that does that, off the top of my head.
    However, sometimes projects set up alternative funding routes on their website.. paypal, credit card directly, etc. You can try and see if they offer that.

  • Re:Yawn (Score:1, Informative)

    by spatterson (1879890) on Saturday June 02, 2012 @02:18PM (#40195617)
    Ummm... vi is the greatest editor ever created. That's what's with us "old guys". BTW, I'm not old
  • Re:Yawn (Score:4, Informative)

    by cheesybagel (670288) on Saturday June 02, 2012 @02:19PM (#40195631)
    The guy was a VS Project Manager at MS. It's in his bio...
  • by phantomfive (622387) on Saturday June 02, 2012 @02:46PM (#40195709) Journal
    It took me a long time to figure out what is interesting about Light Table. If you've seen Eclipse or Visual Studio, you might think that it's really boring, because both of those can do all that and more.

    What's cool about it is this works in Python, which is a late-bound language. So far, no IDE will give you thinks like autocomplete for a language like Python or Ruby. This isn't a huge problem, but it's nice to have.

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