[Newbies] Will EToys Teach Me to Program in Squeak?
brucegregory at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 6 16:34:14 UTC 2006
I am entering the field of programming having no prior experience.
I'm not a kid, age-wise, anyway. It seems every programming language
I have encountered makes assumptions about my prior knowledge, (that
I have some), and the teachers of these languages use strange and
alien terminology to describe actions that I am already unfamiliar
with. The teachers, (online tutorials), use terminology that is
familiar to themselves to explain new concepts, but is unfamiliar and
vague to me.
For these reasons I am looking toward using the EToys, children's
software, as a means to obtain a total introduction to programming,
in general, and to Squeak, specifically. Is this the self-education
route I should take, or is there a better "adult" pathway for learning?
I actually wish that EToys was introduced and structured so that it
specifically was aimed at teaching me to program rather than to teach
me Mathematics and Science. But maybe it will do both.
Please let me know,
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