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Beta Testers Wanted To Learn How To Program

From: Kevin
Sent on: Friday, March 9, 2012 2:42 PM

Last night one of our members demonstrated a really cool new tool that will allow a complete novice to learn how to program.  Here is a brief description of the tool:

  • It is graphics based, so many of the lessons use graphics to teach its concepts (loops, branching, etc)
  • It uses the QT graphics engine to provide the graphics,  this allows the tool to work on any machine that can support QT, which include Windows, Mac, and LInux
  • All the lessons that I saw used live code to produce something on the screen, then gave you another screen and asked you to alter the code to change the output... This allows the student to move slowly without having to start with "Hello World"
  • Runs locally on the machine

Last night, they mentioned that they would love to find 2-3 beta testers.  But... VERY important... the testers need to have no experience in programming, but is highly motivated to learn.

If you know of anybody that fits that criteria, please let me know so that I can forward their information to the beta program.  Having looked briefly at the program, I for one was impressed.  The lessons are being put together by a real, working, programmer.  So, there is an emphasis on teaching proper techniques, not shortcuts.

Kevin

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