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Scratch™ 2.0 Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours by Timothy L. Warner

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Hour 1. What is Scratch?

Have you ever wanted to build a computer game from Scratch? Do you sometimes wonder how the programs that you use every day work beneath the hood? Do you love to be creative, undergo experiments, and share your findings with others?

If so, then perhaps learning how to program by using Scratch 2.0 is for you. From my experience, creating a software project involves three discrete actions.

First, we need to imagine what our software program will do. This process is almost entirely creative. Have you seen a game somewhere and thought to yourself, “I can do better than that”? Following are several project types that may serve to spark your imagination:

Animations: Imagine a cartoon that you make yourself that features various ...

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