In computer programming, flow-based programming (FBP) is a programming paradigm that defines applications as networks of "black box" processes, which exchange data across predefined connections by message passing, where the connections are specified externally to the processes. These black box processes can be reconnected endlessly to form different applications without having to be changed internally. FBP is thus naturally component-oriented.
FBP is a particular form of dataflow programming based on bounded buffers, information packets with defined lifetimes, named ports, and separate definition of connections.
- Comparison with other paradigms and methodologies
- Relationship with NoFlo
- Chapters from the first edition - online
- J Paul Morrison's Biography
- Flow-Based Programming Wiki
- External links
Google group on Flow-Based Programming
Twitter hashtag: #FlowBasedProgramming