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Hello Scratch!: Learn to program by making arcade games by Sadie Ford Gabriel Ford and Melissa Ford

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About this book

Before you dive into learning how to make your own games, we need to tell you a little about the site you’ll be using—Scratch.

What is Scratch?

Scratch is a drag-and-drop programming language. Drag-and-drop means that there are blocks that are assigned pieces of code, and you stick them together like LEGOs to create a program. It’s visual, so you don’t have to type lots of brackets and semicolons and weird coding words like “bool.” Instead you snap together a brown Events block to a blue Motion block to make things happen.

Although that may sound odd right now, it will make total sense after you read chapter 1 and get familiar with the Scratch workspace.

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