[Newbies] Will EToys Teach Me to Program in Squeak?

Alain Plantec alain.plantec at univ-brest.fr
Thu Jul 6 16:42:01 UTC 2006

Le Thursday 06 July 2006 18:34, Greg Smith a écrit :
> Gentlefolk:
> 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?

as an alternative you could take a look at botsinc

"... With Bots Inc you will learn how to program robots in an interactive 
environment. Bots Inc proposes three teaching approaches: direct command of 
robots, scripting robots and programming robots. ..."


> 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,
> Greg Smith
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