Bret Victor

I’d like to thank Bret Victor for coming to talk to our class yesterday! I really enjoyed hearing about his views of programming and seeing his program to type and see the result of the program at the same time. Bret Victor greatly influenced Apple’s new programming language, Swift. You can read about his impact on Swift here: http://www.wired.com/2014/07/apple-swift/

I thought that his views on programming and seeing its impact were very cool. I hope that one day all IDEs will use this, but until then Bret Victor told us we should code our own. 🙂 

Here is part of a program he showed us where you can change the path of the character by changing the bounciness of the turtle:

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