XOD (programming language)

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ParadigmsDeclarative, dataflow, functional reactive, visual
DeveloperXOD Inc
First appeared2016; 5 years ago (2016)
Stable release
0.31.1 / October 8, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-10-08)
PlatformArduino, Raspberry Pi
LicenseGNU Affero General Public License 3.0

XOD is a visual programming language for microcontrollers, started in 2016. As a supported platform, XOD started with Arduino boards compatibility and Raspberry Pi.[1][2][3][4][5][6] It is free and open-source software released under the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3.0.


The basic elements of XOD programming are nodes. XOD is based on functional reactive programming principles and provides graphical flow-based application programming interface. XOD can compile a native machine code for the low-ended controllers. A node is a block that represents either some physical device like a sensor, motor, or relay, or some operation such as addition, comparison, or text concatenation. XOD is also able to let the user build up some missing node using other nodes, without switching to textual programming.[7][8][9]


Node-RED and NoFlo are the closest analogs of XOD.


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  2. ^ "XODlang – Medium". Medium. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
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  4. ^ "Raspberry Pi gets new visual programming language". Electronics Weekly. 2017-06-01. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  5. ^ "Visual Development with XOD". Hackaday. 2017-08-13. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  6. ^ "XOD is a Visual Programming Language for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and other Maker Boards". www.cnx-software.com. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  7. ^ Verma, Adarsh (2017-06-22). "XOD: A New And Open Source Visual Programming Language For Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Etc". Fossbytes. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  8. ^ "xodio/xod". GitHub. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  9. ^ Warner, Tommy (2018-01-15). "Create a Self-Driving Robot – Part One". Medium (XODlang). Retrieved 2018-05-13.

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