Google helps MIT replace its programming language for teenagers

Google is helping MIT update its programming language for kids

MIT is teaming up with Google to create the subsequent era of its in style visible programming language “Scratch.” The companions are engaged on an open supply model of the language referred to as “Scratch Blocks” based mostly on Blockly, Google’s personal visible programming code. It’s going to train youngsters easy methods to code through the use of blocks that snap collectively both horizontally or vertically like Lego. Scratch for older youngsters solely used vertical blocks on the previous, however MIT discovered that horizontal orientation fits cellular units a lot better. The companions launched a developer preview of the horizontal model at Google I/O this yr.

Since this new challenge is open supply, the companions plan to make Scratch Blocks out there to different builders, who can use it to make their very own apps, video games and toys for teenagers. MIT itself can also be creating Scratch based mostly on the Blocks it develops with Google, making the most recent iteration extra appropriate for cellular units.

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