Microsoft has signed on to promote a new programming language intended to replace BASIC as the first step students take towards learning how to code.
The Kid's Programming Language, or KPL, was developed under the direction of Jonah Stagner, and his colleagues, ex-Microsoft program manager Jon Schwartz and former NCR engineer Walt Morrison. The three run the software consultancy Morrison-Schwartz Inc.
"One of the things we realized is that we all learned programming on some flavor of BASIC when we started. You're not going to learn how to program in BASIC anymore," said Morrison, in an interview. "We wanted something that isn't 20 years old; modern technology that uses an integrated development environment, so we can take our kids and move them directly from this to the .NET environment."
KPL has its dedicated website and a descriptive article has been posted at MSDN's Code4Fun site.
Via: Yahoo News