I’m building this because I need such tool to use myself.
I’ve been interested in learning different programming languages since I was 10. I’ve learned (with varying success) Pascal, Basic, x86 assembler, C, C++, Perl, Java, C#, LISP, Prolog, Groovy, Python, Objective-C, Forth, Clojure, Haskell.
I’ve been very excited by visual tools like Delphi or like UML editors (being two completely different approaches to visual programming). I love making UIs in Xcode’s interface builder, though I’d like to build whole apps in a more direct manipulation approach.
I was always very interested in building my own programming tool. I’ve started building my own LISP and Forth interpreters, but lost interest as there was nothing novel in.
Now I’ve kind of connected the dots. I want to make my own media for thinking the unthinkable – http://worrydream.com/#!/MediaForThinkingTheUnthinkable
I’ve done some “bubble gum and duct tape” sort of “programming” using Google Spreadsheets – our company accounting, some kind of freelance job mailing list. I want to make this kind of simple hack together jobs easier to do.
I know that people need this system, because people keep putting together abominations that abuse Excel, shell scripts or some combinations of these to achieve their data processing needs.