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Dumbing Down Programming?

November 26th, 2009 11:44 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

RunRevKev writes “The unveiling of Revolution 4.0 has sparked a debate on ZDNet about whether programming is being dumbed down. The new version of the software uses an English-syntax that requires 90 per cent less code than traditional languages. A descendant of Apple’s Hypercard, Rev 4 is set to ‘…empower people who would never have attempted programming to create successful applications.’ ZDNet report that “One might reasonably hope that this product inspires students in the appropriate way and gets them more interested in programming.”"

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