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Scratch is the programming language & online community where young people create stories, games, & animations.

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    It is just awesome. you can make so many things WITHOUT A TEAM! If you are starting then this is an awesome place to start at.

    🏁 Competitors: Python, Java,
    👍 Pros:    Good UI|Remix|Works perfectly|100% free|Many, many languages

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Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Scratch and what they use it for.
  • Becoming a web developer
    There’s no right answer in terms of the right choice, there are similarities in them and you can generally transition if you know Logically flow. With this in mind something like scratch - Source: Reddit / 3 days ago
  • Scratch is the world’s largest coding community for children
    Go to Scratch site (, create an account and show them how to connect blocks together to make the avatar move? Do it together and then check out other people’s works at the same site. You can build upon them. You don’t need to buy anything. - Source: Hacker News / 3 days ago
  • I have officially gone too far
    Ima report this on and no I will not say it is mine im not a jerk. - Source: Reddit / 3 days ago
  • Learning to code for 13 year old?
    When I was in highschool, I started with a program called Scratch, it helped me at least get the logic and thinking of programming down (especially when it comes to understanding what a variable is) and gave me a bit of a headstart when I went on to do a Batchelor in IT. - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • Egg🐻irl
    *slaps for forcing me to make new accounts if I want to use a different name since figuring myself out*. - Source: Reddit / 7 days ago
  • I want to start coding and want to know where i should start
    Scratch is a great place to start if you want to get into game dev. It's not quite code but the ideas are all there. You can move on once you get the hang of it: - Source: Reddit / 7 days ago
  • I want to make a video game from scratch - but how would I start?
    I would personally recommend looking at Scratch to start. The courses are pretty structured, it'll be a good intro to some basic programming, and you won't have to deal with stuff like a super-dense UI (like a game engine) or the hassles of setting up a bunch of tools. - Source: Reddit / 8 days ago
  • Python noob help please.
    Scratch is a language that is drag and drop jigsaw approach. I could also suggest LabView which is more like electronic schematics but it's proprietary so I won't. - Source: Reddit / 10 days ago
  • If you're looking for a new hobby, try a "grandma hobby" Thanks! I'll give it a go. - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • My seven year old is interested in creating her own video game, how I get her started
    For her age the scratch project is a great starting point: - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • My seven year old is interested in creating her own video game, how I get her started
    (Scratch)[] graphical, event driven programming, very easy to pick up, easy to learn, good for action, puzzle, logic games. - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • AITA for telling my 9 y/o daughter she sucked for not writing professional-level code?
    I haven't taught for a few years, but I used to teach elementary age kids with scratch, which is a lot of fun, and supports some good habits. - Source: Reddit / 18 days ago
  • Anyone know why I got comment paused?
    I mean I feel like they could just put "MIT is not responsible for any online interactions on" right??? - Source: Reddit / 26 days ago
  • 7yo wants to get started in game development
    I would suggest using Scratch as not only is it made for kids but it's 100% free and easy to use. I would advise that you try it out for yourself and then decide as if he's using unity he might be above that level. - Source: Reddit / 26 days ago
  • 7yo wants to get started in game development
    Have you already checked out Scratch? Otherwise, let him play around in blender modifying teapots and cubes and then throw it in unity with a fun texture. - Source: Reddit / 26 days ago
  • Am I too old to start?
    I've come across a great resource lately; Scratch, a platforms designed by MIT for kids and beginners. Try it out, and see if you got the logical mind for a dev position. - Source: Reddit / 26 days ago
  • I need some free software for my 7-year-old son so that he can learn to code.... I live in California and there is a place called code ninjas but it's like $300 for some of their boot camps and I need something that I can just put on his where he can get his keyboard experience and time when we driv
    Https:// Great for understanding logical processing with out learning much syntax,. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • How should I start game development?
    If you've never worked with programming concepts, like variables or if/else statements, any engine will seem super daunting. I'd suggest giving Scratch or Microsoft MakeCode Arcade a try. They're initially designed for kids, but anyone can benefit from learning the basics with them. And these make it fun to learn, too. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • If I didn't take tablets from a pill caddy I wouldn't know what day of the week it was.
    Not that you asked, but if you have an interest in learning how to program with very little typing involved check out Scratch. It says it's meant for teaching kids but I know courses designed for adults that use it, including a Harvard class, but it is something you can do with your kids. As a developer myself I think it is actually quite educational and pretty capable. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • "Clean" Code, Horrible Performance
    "A tool doesn't encourage mess", it's how and when you use it. You really must've started only recently, because otherwise I must assume that you are really bad at your job. Maybe try a language that will help you not make a mess; and leave programming to the professionals? When you learn to appreciate the tools you are given, come back for a mature discussion. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Once more I have made a map with Google Slides
    I prefer to be honest. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago

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