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    AKO Language [WIP]

    AKO is a programming language built to be used by no-code or low-code tools

    It's a simple scripting language designed to be embedded in application or webApp

    [ Documentation | Playground ]


    Here is a sample of what Ako looks like

    task DelayMessage ["msg"] {
      @print("Hum")
      for i in [3,2,1] {
        @sleep(1)
        @print(String.repeat(".", i))
      }
      @print(msg)
    }
    
    name = @ask('What is your name ?')
    @DelayMessage("Hello {name} !")

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    Problem & Goals

    Most No-code or Low-code existing solution have big limitations:

    • Bloaty and complicated
    • closed source, so it can be hard to contribute or add custom logic
    • their own UI that can be really frustrating for more advanced user (like blockly)
    • the code is usually stored in a proprietary text format (JSON, YAML or XML) and is not portable or reusable

    Ako tries to fill the gap by providing at the same time:

    • A visual programming interface for beginners
    • An interpreter designed to run almost anywhere
    • A programming language for more advanced users but easy to learn
    • Automatic common error detection with code analysis and human friendly error message

    Getting Started

    From NPM

    # Install Ako interpreter
    npm install -g ako-lang
    
    # Execute
    ako run ./test.ako

    Standalone Executable

    You can directly use standalone executable of the interpreter : Release page

    It's compiled for Windows, Mac and Linux and once downloaded, you can use it to run Ako scripts

    ./ako.exe run test.ako

    CDN

    For web usage, you can load the library directly with ESM imports

    import * as Ako from 'https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/ako-lang@0.0.12/dist/ako-web.js'

    How to write Ako scripts ?

    For that, please take a look at our Documentation

    Ako Development

    After cloning this repository

    Getting started locally

    npm install # install deps
    npm run build
    npm link # link the local file globally
    
    ako run ./samples/ # use the interpreter

    Other

    npm test # run unit tests
    npm run package # create the binaries (after build)

    Install

    npm i ako-lang

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    6

    Version

    0.0.15

    License

    MIT

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    794 kB

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