Enso is an award-winning interactive programming language with dual visual and textual representations. It is a tool that spans the entire stack, going from high-level visualisation and communication to the nitty-gritty of backend services, all in a single language. Watch the following introduction video to learn what Enso is, and how it helps companies build data workflows in minutes instead of weeks.
Turning your data into knowledge is slow and error-prone. You cant trust tools that dont embrace best practices and provide quality assurance. Enso redefines the way you can work with your data: it is interactive, provides intelligent assistance, and was designed on a strong mathematical foundation, so you can always trust the results you get.
If you want to start using Enso, please see the download links in the getting started section above. Alternatively you can get the IDE here and the language itself here. This section is intended for people interested in contributing to the development of Enso.
Enso is a community-driven open source project which is, and will always be, open and free to use. Join us, help us to build it, and spread the word!
Enso consists of several sub projects:
Enso Engine: The Enso Engine is the set of tools that implement the Enso language and its associated services. These include the Enso interpreter, a just-in-time compiler and runtime (both powered by GraalVM), and a language server that lets you inspect Enso code as it runs. These components can be used on their own as command line tools.
Enso IDE: The Enso IDE is the desktop application that allows working with the visual form of Enso. It consists of an Electron application, a high performance WebGL UI framework, and the searcher which provides contextual search, hints, and documentation for all of Enso's functionality.
This license set was choosen to both provide you with a complete freedom to use Enso, create libraries, and release them under any license of your choice, while also allowing us to release commercial products on top of the platform, including Enso Cloud and Enso Enterprise server managers.
Enso is a community-driven open source project which is and will always be open and free to use. We are committed to a fully transparent development process and highly appreciate every contribution. If you love the vision behind Enso and you want to redefine the data processing world, join us and help us track down bugs, implement new features, improve the documentation or spread the word!
If you'd like to help us make this vision a reality, please feel free to join our chat, and take a look at our development and contribution guidelines. The latter describes all the ways in which you can help out with the project, as well as provides detailed instructions for building and hacking on Enso.
If you believe that you have found a security vulnerability in Enso, or that you have a bug report that poses a security risk to Enso's users, please take a look at our security guidelines for a course of action.
If you would like to gain a better understanding of the principles on which Enso
is based, or just delve into the why's and what's of Enso's design, please take
a look in the
docs/ folder. It is split up into subfolders for each
component of Enso. You can view this same documentation in a rendered form at
the developer docs website.
This folder also contains a document on Enso's design philosophy, that details the thought process that we use when contemplating changes or additions to the language.
This documentation will evolve as Enso does, both to help newcomers to the project understand the reasoning behind the code, but also to act as a record of the decisions that have been made through Enso's evolution.