Kids Programming Language (KPL)


Today I had a chance to meet with several people who are working on Kids Programming Language (KPL).  KPL is a freely downloadable development environment and immersive runtime for helping kids learn to program.  If you have kids who are at the "learning to program" age, which seems to get lower and lower every year, check out this tool.  The demo was very cool!  The KPL overview has a quick description and some screenshots.


KPL is based on .NET, and includes its own immersive runtime for doing things like using sprites and collision detection.  The tool can generate C# or VB code from the KPL code, which enables kids to learn in KPL and graduate to VB or C#.


--Scott


Comments (3)

  1. We are glad to have had the chance to meet with you, and quite pleased that you enjoyed the demo!

    I’m sure that my teammates will have more to say on the subject, but we are well pleased by the number of people who seem to easily "get it" when we talk about KPL, especially when people of your position and experience believe that it’s worth telling others about.

    Thank you!

  2. Jason Darrow says:

    Thank you for the article. I’ve downloaded the IDE and it looks very interesting. My son wants to try this KPL stuff out and that is the biggest test of all. I’ve blooged about this today in part because of your article so again thanks for the heads up.

  3. Unless you’re a kid or teacher, you’ve probably not heard of the ‘Kids Programing Language’ (KPL).

    KPL is…

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