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The Greenfoot Programming Environment

Kölling, Michael (2010) The Greenfoot Programming Environment. ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE), 10 (4). pp. 182-196. ISSN 1946-6226. (doi:10.1145/1868358.1868361) (KAR id:30614)

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Abstract

Greenfoot is an educational integrated development environment aimed at learning and teaching programming. It is aimed at a target audience of students from about 14 years old upwards, and is also suitable for college- and university-level education. Greenfoot combines graphical, interactive output with programming in Java, a standard, text-based object-oriented programming language. This article first describes Greenfoot and then goes on to discuss design goals and motivations, strengths and weaknesses of the system, and its relation to two environments with similar goals, Scratch and Alice.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/1868358.1868361
Uncontrolled keywords: Greenfoot, programming environment, programming education
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Michael Kolling
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30614 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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