New language on the block - KPL (Kids Programming Language)

by Wei-Meng Lee

Related link: http://www.kidsprogramminglanguage.com/download.htm



From TechWeb:

"Microsoft has signed on to promote a new programming language intended to replace BASIC as the first step students take towards learning how to code. The Kid's Programming Language, or KPL, was developed under the direction of Jonah Stagner, and his colleagues, ex-Microsoft program manager Jon Schwartz and former NCR engineer Walt Morrison. The three run the software consultancy Morrison-Schwartz Inc. "

You can download KPL from: http://www.kidsprogramminglanguage.com/download.htm

One cool feature is that you can directly translate KPL code into C# and VB.NET, making KPL a very good language for getting kids started on programming and then eventually moving into .NET programming using C# or VB.NET.


Will you get your kids to learn KPL?


4 Comments

john_duo_Zhu
2006-05-28 05:03:45
Kids Programming Language
It is difficult for Chinese user to get a free Kids Programming Language as the weblink to the program downloading site is unaccessible.Should there any other sites to have the program?
oqipo
2006-06-05 01:19:40
Kids Programming Language
www.download.com have a copy search for KPL
W.L.
2007-01-07 08:49:35
A time ago I have came across with Baltie (www.baltie.com). He's a small magican for teaching programming not by writing text-code but using images as commands. We have started using it in our school 3 years ago and we have a huge response - (see what my son has done http://www.sgp.cz/cz/video/4BaltiesMsg.wmv).
CHESSMAN
2007-07-26 18:54:45
Well i still think that this language's future is taking part in an OS.