Paying to attract more CS teachers in England Women Gain in Some STEM Fields, but Not Computer Science – NYTimes.com

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  • 1. shriramkrishnamurthi  |  November 23, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Does it run in the browser? It says to contact them to get access to the implementation, which seems very odd…

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    • 2. joshg  |  November 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      It’s a local app, not a webapp, and you have to email them to ask for the download link.

      In practice it seems to work much like a pen-focused edition of Scratch, with snap-together blocks of code. If you’re focused on doing pen art, though, it’s more powerful in some ways than Scratch. It supports a higher res canvas, has an “arc” block for drawing smooth curves, and can automatically fill shapes.

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    • 3. Franklin Chen  |  November 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      The difficulty of access makes it a nonstarter, in my opinion. People keep forgetting that the reason we still have C and Linux around now is because anyone can check them out without having to send some email. It doesn’t matter how great something is or how smart someone is if it’s just kept hard to see and share and spread around. This is reality.

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  • 4. Seth Tisue (@SethTisue)  |  November 24, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I agree with Franklin. If it were easily accessible, I would already be playing with it. Instead, I’m writing this comment and then moving on to something else.

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