Richard Bucker

More flow based programming

Posted at — Oct 30, 2014

I just finished watching the kickstarter video for the flowhub/thegrid.io project and I’m still convinced that my FBP framework has great potential. Of course it does not have the GUI that the flowhub project has but it has a different level of self visualization that is still comfortable as most visual programming languages simply fail for not being feature rich or expressive enough. I’m sure flowhub has it’s production usecases and I’m curious how big a project can get and how traditional CI/CD and other production migration can be expressed on hundreds or thousands of machines; keeping everything in sync, acid, idempotent and predictable.

PS:  While I was once an erlang programmer and have deployed some non-trivial applications I still find the erlang software development manual inspiring.