Learning to Program
Alex and Calvin are both learning to program. Here are some geat modern ways (as opposed to Basic that I learned):
* “Alice”:http://alice.org. This is a 3D programming environment that is used to put people into the graphical world. EA is underwriting the development and will use Sims 2 characters for instance will be used with characters to learn it. “Wikipedia”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_%28software%29 has a good explanation of this software from CMU. It is mainly for graphics programming.
* “Phrogram”:httP;//phrogram.com. This is the second edition of KPL and is also a fun language. This is more general purpose programming language.
One fun early game to learn is “Lunar Lander”:http://www.frontiernet.net/~imaging/lunar_lander_game.html. There is even simple source code out there for people to look at like “JDLunarLander”:http://www.serve.com/wizjd/java/JDLunarLander/JDLunarLander.html
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