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Scratch™ 2.0 Programming for Teens, Second Edition by Jerry Lee Jr. Ford

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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Scratch 2.0 Programming for Teens! Scratch is a programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab to teach programming to children and other first-time programmers. Scratch was initially released in May 2007. It was recently updated as Scratch 2.0, which was released in May 2013. Scratch 2.0 supports the development of computer games, interactive stories, graphic artwork and computer animation, and all sorts of other multimedia projects.

Scratch 2.0 allows new programmers to create programs by snapping together code blocks. Scratch 2.0 consists of a programming language made up of different code blocks and an easy-to-learn graphical development environment that includes a paint application for creating graphics and built-in ...

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