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The expanding family of Scratch

:: Scratch, Snap, Pi, Smalltalk

Scratch is a much loved visual programming application, created by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group of MIT Media Lab and often used for providing a first introduction to coding. For good reason it’s one of the six coding tools displayed in the programming menu of the Raspberry Pi. There’s a common impression that visual languages are just for beginners, and have to be replaced by textual languages for ‘proper’ programming.

‘there is a limited benefit [of Scratch] in a college level education.’ 1