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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Java with Alice

Alice is an innovative programming environment that makes it easy to create animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a sharing a video on the web.

Alice uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to make the learning experience fun and engaging. Designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming, it is a fun and easy way to begin learning the Java programming language.

What is Alice?

  • Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web.
  • Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming.
  • It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games.
  • In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.
  • In Alice's interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, and C#.
  • Alice allows students to immediately see how their animation programs run, enabling them to easily understand the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in their animation.
  • By manipulating the objects in their virtual world, students gain experience with all the programming constructs typically taught in an introductory programming course.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Java Greenfoot

Create games, animations, and more!

Greenfoot is a Java interactive development environment created to help students learn. It allows easy development of two-dimensional graphical applications, like simulations and interactive games.

Using Greenfoot, students learn the Java programming language in a fun, interesting, and visually engaging way! The Greenfoot programming environment is suitable for students as young as 13 and up through high school and college.

Go to Greenfoot.org and download it for free.

Java + Greenfoot: Start learning today!



Source: Java.com