Somebody just emailed me and asked me about Processing sites that aren't commonly known. It's a difficult question to answer, but if you're just starting out with Processing, here are a couple of tips.
- I can't emphasise enough how useful the Processing.org discourse section is. Anyone can join the forum and post questions, and there are several regulars (myself included) who enjoy helping out wherever they can. I learnt a lot from that forum in a very short space of time, and you could too! Psst! It's also worth noting that I won't answer questions by email, but I answer questions on the forum all the time. Likewise, the Processing.org Frequently Asked Questions really could solve a lot of your initial headaches.
- This blog, and any others I can find, are syndicated at Processing Blogs. Subscribe to our RSS/Atom feed (what?) and keep up with our latest experiments, events, rants, raves and off-topic meanderings...
- Searching for "Built with Processing" on Google gets you to all the pages which haven't changed Processing's default html link (and there are lots!).
- I keep links at del.icio.us/TomC/processing.org, and the full del.icio.us/tag/processing.org feed is well worth watching. (Processing's own Casey Reas also has well-organised and focused links, and Generator.x's tagged links are good for a wider view of the scene - Processing and beyond).
- In London, dorkbotlondon is a popular event for several Processing-friendly people - your local dorkbot might be similarly receptive to Processing show and tell.
- Finally, Rich Hauck's CodeTree is shaping up to be an interesting resource for Processing and Flash hackers alike, and I encourage you to try submitting some work there and see what people think.
Just remember that Processing is designed as a teaching language so there will always be more newbies than experts. You should never be embarrassed to ask questions
- I can guarantee that they won't be as dumb as you think!