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NoFlo Development Environment

A project in San Francisco, CA by The Grid

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Software begins as boxes & arrows on a whiteboard, let's keep it that way! Imagine, a platform that eliminates spaghetti code...
Backers: 1205
Average Pledge Per Backer: $96

Funded: $115,677 of $100,000
Dates: Aug 1st -> Sep 15th (45 days)
Project By: The Grid
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Latest News

We did it!

September 14th - via:
We'd like to extend a big bear hug to all our supporters for funding our project and helping us exceed our goal!   We have a lot of work ahead of us, but we can plug-in and grind away confident this is wanted and needed!  Stay tuned to our website,... (Read More)

NoFlo's crowd-funding effort helps coders go with the flow

September 10th - via:
A Kickstarter project raises $100,000 for a project to build a user interface for the flowchart-like NoFlo programming tool, designed for more intuitive software development. (Read More)

NoFlo surpasses 1,000 supporters, Interview with the father of FBP & Upcoming events

September 5th - via:
We are proud to announce that NoFlo has surpassed 1,000 supporters, a great milestone for NoFlo! Coming into the final days, it is turning out to be a nail-biter. We are so close! The NoFlo team had the pleasure to meet Paul Morrison in Toronto... (Read More)

NoFlo coverage and upcoming talks in Europe

September 2nd - via:
The first month of the Kickstarter campaign is over. We made it past the 90% mark during August. Big thanks to everybody involved! Now we have 11 days remaining to push that beyond the 100% mark, and to see if we can reach the stretch goals. Keep... (Read More)

FastCompany heralds NoFlo & videos of recent NoFlo talks

August 24th - via:
Gabe Stein at FastCompany Labs published a striking exposé, How An Arcane Coding Method From 1970s Banking Software Could Save The Sanity Of Web Developers Everywhere that explores the history and future of software development and NoFlo. "If... (Read More)

How An Arcane Coding Method From 1970s Banking Software Could Save The Sanity Of Web Developers Everywhere

August 23rd - via:
Forty years ago, a Canadian bank pioneered a brand new computer system that allowed non-programmers to help write code. The paradigm was so disruptive that it was ignored by computer scientists for decades. But as web apps get increasingly complex, and web devs become increasingly stressed out, “flow-based programming” may be raging back to life. (Read More)

NoFlo Aims to Enable Visual Flow-Based JavaScript Programming with Kickstarter Funding

August 16th - via:
NoFlo is a 2 year-old project aiming to bring flow-based programming to JavaScript, both in the browser and server (node.js). Until now, flows had to be defined using the textual FPB language. NoFlo's creator, Henri Bergius, is now seeks $100k in Kickstarter funding to be able to build a web-based visual designer to develop these flows visually as well. (Read More)

Robert Scoble Explores NoFlo

August 11th - via:
Few hours ago, CEO and Chairman of the Grid, NoFlo's parent company, met with Robert Scoble at Rackspace to chat about NoFlo and the future of programing. Audio recording of the interview is available on SoundCloud.  (Read More)

Video from the Berlin NoFlo talk available

August 11th - via:
Recording of the NoFlo talk by Henri Bergius at the c-base hackerspace in Berlin last Friday is now available online. Enjoy! In addition to the talk, the Woute library for NoFlo was updated this weekend with examples and more functionality. This... (Read More)

You're invited to the first Future of Software Design Meetup in San Francisco featuring NoFlo!

August 10th - via:
The NoFlo team will be hosting the first Future of Software Design SF Meetup this Wednesday, August 14 at the offices of one of our top backers, LesConcierges, near Union Square!  Meet new faces, enjoy complimentary beer, wine & finger-foods... (Read More)

NoFlo talk at c-base in Berlin tonight

August 9th - via:
The Kickstarter campaign is progressing nicely! We're already near 70% with 562 backers. Thanks for the support, and please keep spreading the word! Henri Bergius will be giving a talk on NoFlo at the c-base hackerspace in Berlin, Germany at 9pm... (Read More)

The origins of NoFlo, interview with its creator

August 6th - via:
The first weekend of the campaign is now over, and we're already past the 64% mark on our funding goal. Thanks to all 490 of you who have backed us! Next we need to do the big push to reach 100%, and then we can start thinking about the stretch... (Read More)

The Hacker's Perspective

August 2nd - via:
The majority of our press hits have positioned NoFlo as a tool for non-programmers.  This is less than half the story.  NoFlo was made by coders and originally for code.  The purpose of this Kickstarter is to fund the hosted NoFlo UI, allowing... (Read More)

24 Hours since we pushed the green button...

August 1st - via:
Thank you!  We already have more than 45% of our funding goal within the first day!  Our video was played about 12,000 times and one in four watched to the end. Words can't express our gratitude. You are telling the world that this is needed!  ... (Read More)

NoFlo turns to Kickstarter to expand program to help non-techies read code

August 1st - via:
Flow-based programming environment NoFlo is raising $100,000 to bring its efficient coding to the cloud -- and help non-technical people read the code their engineers write. (Read More)

NoFlo Kickstarter, the hacker's perspective

August 1st - via:
This has been a big week for NoFlo, the flow-based programming environment for JavaScript. Yesterday we released NoFlo 0.4, which added support for running flow-based programs in web browsers. And today we launched our NoFlo Development Environment effort on Kickstarter. (Read More)

NoFlo Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Help Everyone To Understand And Visualize Code

August 1st - via:
NoFlo, a company that has built an open-source visual programming tool based on “flow-based programming,” a concept that came out of IBM in the 1970s, is launching a $100,000 Kickstarter campaign today to help build a mainstream version of its development environment and add new programming languages. (Read More)

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