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Is this course appropriate for pre-teens to learn programming, or is there a better place to start for that age group?

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  1. julie
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    I got my little brother started on scratch - http://scratch.mit.edu/ - it's an environment that lets you learn programming by creating interactive stories

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    he loves it!

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    Mine'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.

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    Python, Ruby, Scala, they're all perfectly good places to get started. Ruby has a good fully interactive introduction at http://tryruby.org/.

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    very cool! thanks @shadowfiend

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    No problem. Keep us posted!

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    Real 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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