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ashwinram
 5 years ago
Is this course appropriate for preteens to learn programming, or is there a better place to start for that age group?
ashwinram
 5 years ago
Is this course appropriate for preteens to learn programming, or is there a better place to start for that age group?

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julie
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I got my little brother started on scratch  http://scratch.mit.edu/  it's an environment that lets you learn programming by creating interactive stories

ashwinram
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Mine's done Scratch, Alice, and Mindstorms  but he's wanting to get into what he thinks of as "real programming" :). Plus the word amongst kids is that Python is the language to know.

shadowfiend
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Python, Ruby, Scala, they're all perfectly good places to get started. Ruby has a good fully interactive introduction at http://tryruby.org/.

ashwinram
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0very cool! thanks @shadowfiend

shadowfiend
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No problem. Keep us posted!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Real programming, Python,C/++,Java are all good languages to learn "real" programming. Currently Google seems to be encouraging the use of C++ and Python, so getting a head start on those while at a young age seems like a good idea.
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