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Scratch.ie

Scratch.ie
Since 2007 Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre has been running an Education and Outreach Program to encourage students to discover and learn about computing and software development. We have developed Scratch lesson plans, to teach software development to students. Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art and share these creations on the web. For more details on the Scratch program please visit HERE>> Scratch Competition 2014 is Now Closed! National Finals Friday May 2nd 2014.

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The 7 best ways to learn how to code It’s never been a better time to pick up programming. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools are available to get you started or to help you refine your programming chops. Best of all, many of those resources are free. Scratch for Budding Computer Scientists: by David J. Malan <malan@post.harvard.edu> Table of Contents IntroductionStatementsBoolean ExpressionsConditionsLoopsVariablesThreadsEventsOscartimeOscartime's Instructions SpriteOscartime's Trash SpriteOscartime's Oscar SpriteConclusion Introduction Most programming languages, on first glance, "look like Greek" to the untrained eye, an amalgam of English and unusual syntax.

Begin programming: build your first mobile game — University of Reading Learn the basics of Java programming by developing a simple mobile game that you can run on your computer, Android phone, or tablet. Programming is everywhere: in dishwashers, cars and even space shuttles. This course will help you to understand how programs work and guide you through creating your own computer program – a mobile game. Whether you’re a complete newcomer to programming, or have some basic skills, this course provides a challenging but fun way to start programming in Java. Over seven weeks we will introduce the basic constructs that are used in many programming languages and help you to put this knowledge into practice by changing the game code we have provided. You’ll have the freedom to create a game that’s unique to you, with support from the community and educators if you get stuck.

Chirp: Scratch2Exe Scratch2Exe lets you deploy a Scratch Project as a stand-alone exe-file for Windows, optionally specifying your own custom icon. The resulting exe-file doesn't need Scratch or Chirp to be installed. The embedded code of your Scratch Project in the exe-file will not be visible or editable. Google Developers This morning we welcomed 6,000 developers to our 7th annual Google I/O developer conference. The crowd in San Francisco was joined by millions more watching on the livestream and 597 I/O Extended events, in 90+ countries on six continents. We're meeting at an exciting time for Google, and for our developer community. There are now one billion of you around the world who use an Android device. One billion. We estimate that's more than 20 billion text messages sent every day. 1.5 trillion steps taken with an Android.

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer might not be for everyone, there is a lot to be said about gaining a better, more educated view of how all those pixels get moved around all those screens. Before we delve into our list of learning resources sites, we wanted to share some advice from Marissa Louie, a self-taught product designer for Ness Computing. CS110 - Lab 1 CS110 Computing Principles Lab 1 Broadcast, Animations, and Music! Learning Goals Get comfortable with the Snap user interface. A University for the Web. Built by an open community It's even more Peer Powered We know learning is more fun with friends. We've kept the best part of the School of Webcraft and made it the core of everything we do to #TeachTheWeb. We work alongside our peers, ask each other for help, and offer expertise to those in need.

alternatives to codecademy Running my software company from 2009 to 2011 without a development background was challenging to say the least. It is how I became involved with GirlDevelopIt (an organization offers programming classes for women) and why I started LearnRuby101. With this post, my goal is to share the free interactive learn-how-to-code sites I’ve come across that can help you get started. I’ve also gathered the top recommended books on each language from Hacker News. For non-programmers, I would recommend reading this post by Liz Abinante titled “So, you think you want to be a web developer?”. If you decide it’s the path for you, recruit a friend or find an online community to get assistance.

30 Essential Pieces Of Free (and Open) Software for Windows Recently, I received a fresh new laptop from Dell. Upon receiving it, I did the traditional “installation of Windows from scratch” on it to remove a lot of the garbage that is preinstalled on Dells. Then I got really busy installing tons of great software that takes care of pretty much every software need I have. Not only was all of the software free, every piece of it was open source, which means that the code is peer-reviewed; no spyware here! Construct 2 The Construct 2 start page Quick & Easy Bring your work to life in hours and days instead of weeks and months. With Construct 2 making games is a piece of cake: just drag and drop objects around, add behaviors to them, and make everything come alive with events! With a quick and easy to grasp Ribbon interface, you have clear access to a wide set of tools that allows anyone to jump into game creation with little to no prior game development knowledge. The Layout Editor provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get visual interface to design your levels.

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