Wolfram Research, the company behind the Mathematica software and the Wolfram Alpha question-and-answer technology, is launching a free cloud development platform. The Wolfram Development Platform makes the Wolfram programming language freely available, along with related development tools.
Company founder Stephen Wolfram says the goal is to make help more people get involved in programming. "My big goal is make what can be done with computation as broadly accessible as possible," he explained. He added, "We’ve automated as much of programming as possible You want the human to have to specify as little as possible, by putting as much intelligence into the language as possible."