July 23rd, 2007

Great article about Scratch in today’s Ars Technica; Scratch is a beginning programming language that looks like a cross between Lego Mindstorms and Apple’s “Automator.” In a particularly innovative move, one click publishes the program to the Scratch website — great for teachers that don’t have the time or resources to set up their own server.

I have to admit I haven’t had time to play with it much, but a preliminary spin through is impressive. When I was a kid, we had Basic, Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak, so anything that might work better than those guys is a Good Thing.


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