Subtext is a visual programming language where you express the application logic in a tabular fashion. I’m not gonna try to explain Subtext in this post. You can find out more from its homepage: http://subtextual.org/.
I learned about Subtext nearly 2 months back. It sounded interesting, but all I could find on the site were 2 screencasts and a bunch of papers. Apparently, it’s still a research project and the prototype used in the screencast isn’t publicly available yet. I was a little disappointed, and almost forgot about it until today.
Today, someone posted this link on programming reddit where someone had posted a link to the the page where Jonathan Edwards (Subtext creator) has posted a link to the prototype used in the demo! (hmm.. that was just 3 indirections but still, here’s a direct link to the download if all that confused you: http://subtextual.org/subtext2.zip ) Yay! Finally, something for me to dabble with And guess what, it’s even got the sources!
I’m not expecting much from the prototype (not yet). Good if it’s mature enough for me to go beyond the hello worldish programs. Even otherwise, I’m happy just to play around