Jai Compiler References

I got tired of looking up links over and over.  Last update: Aug 13, 2018

Jai is a computer language being developed by Jonathan Blow (His older website and newer blog) and his team Thekla. The main goal is to replace C/C++ with a new language that will speed up the development of computer games (but it should be useful in general purpose programming.) The language’s big concepts are:

  • bring back the joy of programming
  • putting data at the center of the design
  • a syntax that respects the programmer’s workflow
  • controlling compiling from the language

When will JAI release?

The date is unclear, but it is was given to a few close associates of Blow in Jan of 2018.  Around this same time, he indicated a wider release is “n number of months away.”  Implying by the end of the year without a commitment to anything. Most recently he reported that in Jun’18 4 people are working on the compiler and a game using the language.

Links and mentions by Jonathan Blow in his videos

Non Jai Links, but related to language creation