Developers who have households full of developers-in-the-making (or just regular kids who they want to be developers-in-the-making) may owe Microsoft a “thank you.” The company’s unveiled a game-creation tool that’s designed to teach children about developing basics.
Kodu, as it’s known, is available in a public beta for the PC. And a press release explained, “With Kodu, budding developers string together simple and intuitive cartoon icons that define the rules of their game world, rather than using complex programming language. The result: Anyone from seven to 70 can create a game in minutes.”
This is a neat idea that should produce much better results than tossing “C++ for Dummies” books at tots.
Developers may just want to consider how many home computers they have to spare, since kids are pretty much guaranteed to take over one if they become especially interested in programming.