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VL for vvvv users

In this workshop we’ll start from what you know about vvvv and show you that it is easy and beneficial to apply vl for every new project you start.

Who is the target audience of the workshop?
This workshop is specifically targeted at people who are familiar with vvvv and are hitting its boundaries to many of which vl offers convenient solutions. If you ever found vvvv is missing features to better structure your programs, you’ll love vl!

What will attendees of the workshop learn?
In a first step we’ll be looking at similarities between vvvv and vl to make you feel comfortable in the new environment. Many things you know from vvvv can still be applied to vl and we’ll try to convince you that basically everything is still the same only better.

When we hit spreading we’ll have to make sure everyone gets the difference between “Spreads” and “Automatic Spreading” both of which you’re used to in vvvv and why we don’t have the latter in vl. We’ll discuss what disadvantages that has for simple scenarios but what much bigger advantages we gain by using explicit loops in vl.

After we got through the loops we’ll come to probably the single most powerful feature of vl that is the possibility to create your own datatypes. May sound abstract to you at this point but will be the most normal thing for you to do once you get into using vl.

Finally we’ll give you a quick overview of some more advanced topics that come with vl, like: generics, delegates, async and reactive programming, only to tease you with many more things you’ll be able to expand your skills to in the future.

For a quick peak into vl see:
VL Introductory Overview
Dynamic VL Plugins for vvvv Quick Reference
The Gray book – Visual Programming (VL)

presumed knowledge

REQUIREMENTS

Event Type
  • Workshop
Level

Intermediate

When
  • Monday
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where

Mousonturm

Therese

Admission

This workshop can be accessed with:

• week pass + workshops
• day pass Monday



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