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_why's ultimatum ignored

From:
Данил Хармсыч
Date:
2010-05-07 @ 10:28
I came across a post with good brief analysis of difficulties of using
iPad as programming learning tool:
http://zwitserloot.com/2010/02/15/apple-is-evi-well-no-but-perhaps-shortsighted/

It also brought Mozilla Bespin to my attention, that being very
promising experiment in online code editor/IDE.

Can't provide good analysis of how those relate to Hackety project,
shall write more detalied post later today.

On 5/7/10, Steve Klabnik <steve@steveklabnik.com> wrote:
>>
>> (I feel that being omniglot is very useful when
>> you're a programmer :)
>>
>
> Absolutely.
>
>  you cannot program solely in javascript:
>
>
> This is the biggest problem I have with teaching javascript as an early
> programming language.
>
> I think that you can certainly do worse, but I think this limitation makes
> it incredibly more difficult to teach early on. When you're starting out,
> everything is new, complicated, and unwieldy. Throwing the concept of markup
> in at the same time as learning javascript isn't the optimal situation...
>
> However, just running Javascript scripts themselves would be kind of cool. A
> REPL or other environment where you can get rid of the HTML component would
> make it great.
>
> Basically, an environment just like Hackety.
>