The world's first evidence-oriented programming language.

Quorum 5 is Live

Andreas Stefik

We are pleased to announce that the newest version of the Quorum Programming Language, version 5.0, is now live.

We are pleased to announce that the newest version of the Quorum Programming Language, version 5.0, is now live. This release includes major enhancements, including digital signal processing libraries, automatic physics simulation for 2D and 3D games, and a new compile-to-JavaScript mode, which allows Quorum to run multimedia applications online.

Along with technical improvements to the language, Quorum 5 marks significant changes to the curriculum and materials for learners. This includes a redesigned website created through many iterative design revisions with teachers and students. We also spent considerable time with analytics data looking at how people are using the site, in order to make it easier for people to find what they want. Lessons and tutorials have been reorganized from the ground up because of this work. Finally, many lessons can be run directly on the website, including multimedia applications. This uses Quorum’s new JavaScript mode behind the scenes and should make it easier for learners, teachers, and everyone else to try Quorum out. As always, Quorum also runs in NetBeans.

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For more information on the new release, please visit


Andreas Stefik

I am an assistant professor in computer science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. For the last decade, I have been creating technologies that make it easier for people, including those with disabilities, to write computer software. With grants from the National Science Foundation, I helped establish the first national educational infrastructure for blind or visually impaired students to learn computer science. I am the inventor of Quorum, the first evidence-oriented programming language. The design of Quorum is based on rigorous empirical data from experiments on human behavior. As part of my work, I am a PI on the NSF-funded AccessCS10K grant that is helping CS 10K projects prepare K-12 teachers to be more inclusive in their computing courses with students with disabilities. Finally, I was honored with the 2016 White House Champions of Change award in computer science education.