Apple Wants To Turn Coding Into A Game

Apple Wants To Turn Coding Into A Game
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The tech giant plans to revolutionize how people learn to code with this iPad app using the Swift programming language

Marielle Castillo
  • 16 june 2016

During the WWDC developer conference in San Francisco, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook introduced Swift Playgrounds, an innovative iPad app designed to teach kids how to code. Using Swift—Apple’s open-source programming language—and an interactive interface, the app includes programming lessons in the form of a game where students write code to guide the characters, solving puzzles while learning basic coding concepts, including creating functions, performing loops, issuing commands, and using conditional code and variables.

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