[ExI] Open source programs to get more kids to code

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 00:38:53 UTC 2013

On Sep 30, 2013 6:37 AM, "BillK" <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> For some reason boys don’t seem
> to like Alice very much

> the edit screen is not your standard
> 'code' view, instead it’s friendly to kids by giving them pull down
> menus of actions.

Uh huh.  "Friendly".  And have they tested a "standard code view", much
less an IDE that catches basic mistakes like a missing }, on these same
kids?  (Not hypothetical kids, not their own if their own wouldn't be using
Alice outside of the test, but the same actual users.)

Even kids can be turned off by UIs that get in the user's way.
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