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Getting to know Alice

Nov 10, 2010, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Diehl)

"After I wrote a review of the Scratch programing environment, one of our readers suggested that I look into the Alice programing environment. http://alice.org/ Well, I've gotten to know Alice and have found it to be quite an impressive programing environment. By the way, I'm always looking for interesting subjects to write about, so if you have suggestions, please email them to me.

"Alice is a programing environment that allows students to learn Object Oriented Programing in a compelling 3-D environment. With Alice, students add objects to a 3-D world and use each object's built-in methods to create animations, interactive stories, or games. When the student is satisfied with their work, they can export it in the form of a standard web page that they can share with their friends, or instructors. Though written in, and primarily aimed at Java, most of the concepts and structures demonstrated in Alice are applicable in just about any modern language.

"For this article, I'm using Alice version 2.0.7, and you can see the initial screen in Figure 1."

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