StarLogo TNG: The Convergence of Graphical Programming and Text Processing
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Master's Thesis, 2006
68 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2010
Date Written: May 26, 2006
StarLogo TNG is a robust graphical programming environment for secondary students. Despite the educational advantages of graphical programming, TNG has sustained criticism from some who object to the exclusion of a textual language. Recognizing the benefits of text processing and the power of controlling software with a keyboard, I sought to incorporate text-processing techniques into TNG's graphical language. The key component of this work is an innovation dubbed "Typeblocking," by which users construct block code through the use of a keyboard.
Keywords: programming, software, education, blocks, code, efficiency
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