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Block programming or high level programming languages

Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:03 AM

1. What sort of thing would you use a block programming environment for?
2. What sort of thing would you use a high level programming language (java, python or C++) for?
3. Is using block programming environments to code more effective than using high level programming languages?
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Re: Block programming or high level programming languages

Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:35 AM

Getting a lot of these lately...

1. Learning, modeling, or a robust application interface.
2. Everything else.
3. No.

Note, "block programming" isn't really a common term. Or, rather, it's too common, as most languages have the syntactic concept of "blocks." So, instead, look for Visual Programming Language.

You'll see from the link, these things are basically the interface given to non programmers. In the case of something like Scratch, they are a gateway to programming. They are also a natural modeling paradigm; essentially mapping concepts that already lend themselves to diagrams and flows. Most applications simply aren't that neat.
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Re: Block programming or high level programming languages

Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:40 AM

Thank's for your time

(you will be getting a lot of these because there is a G.C.S.E controlled assessment in which students need to do research and these are what we have to research)
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Re: Block programming or high level programming languages

Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:41 AM

I would cast some heavy doubt on if this is considered "research", but okay. We may just need one thread and clump them all in one spot.
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Re: Block programming or high level programming languages

Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:43 AM

I'm going to close this thread since we have an existing one on this topic. Game Development really isn't the place for this either.

http://www.dreaminco...vel-like-javac/
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