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Getting Started with the micro:bit by Wolfram Donat

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B Other Programming Environments

Perhaps you’re not a fan of Python (gasp!) or you’re not ready to take the leap into learning a full programming language and just want to play around with your micro:bit board using some easy-to-learn IDEs.

If that’s the case, you’re in luck. The Micro:bit Foundation currently has three other coding environments available for the micro:bit, aside from Python: the Blocks Editor (based on Microsoft’s Blocks environment), Code Kingdoms’ JavaScript, and Microsoft’s Touch Develop. All of these are fairly user-friendly, and in this appendix I’ll walk you through setting up and using each of them.

The Blocks Editor

The JavaScript-based Blocks Editor uses a user interface that’s not unlike puzzle pieces. In fact, ...

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