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Squeak: Learn Programming with Robots Review

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    • Easy to Read
    • No questions at the end of the chapter but many “Experiments” starting in chapter 3
    • I like that Squeak can be written as a script (no overhead)
    • I wish the vocabulary were not so unique and I wish it paralleled the vocabulary of more typical languages like C++ and Java
    • Pretty cool compiler error help (drop down menu) with real time error checking
    • Chapter 2 was a bit long winded with no hands-on work to accompany the explanations
    • Might do much of ch3 before/during chapter 2
    • Syntax and Semantics VERY different from C++, could be a problem if all of 161 were done with Squeak (with little/no exposure to a more traditional language)

 

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bootsprojects's picture

 This is a useful item for introductory computing instructors.

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