Does turtle graphics have the wrong associations?
jg.campbell.ng at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 15:54:37 CET 2009
Alf P. Steinbach wrote:
> One reaction to <url: <url:
> http://preview.tinyurl.com/ProgrammingBookP3> has been that turtle
> graphics may be off-putting to some readers because it is associated
> with children's learning.
Incidentally ... something you may wish to consider for inclusion in you
book ... games programming and Pygame.
Andy Harris, Game Programming (L Line: The Express Line to Learning),
John Wiley & Sons, 2007, ISBN-10: 0470068221 or
Will McGugan, Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame : From
Novice to Professional, APRESS, 2007, ISBN-10: 1590598725.
I have the impression that there are many young people who could learn
programming via games programming. On the other hand, in languages like
C++ or Java, the threshold to games programming is extremely high.
Not so using Pygame.
The additional nice thing about Pygame is that it is based on a Python
binding of SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) an open-source games API. This
could mean easy migration to C++ games programming (using SDL).
Jonathan Campbell www.jgcampbell.com BT48, UK.
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