John Lobato's Scratch Journal

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The experience with scratch was a nice change of pace for a law school class, but it was also extremely challenging. I would say that I was a little surprised at how much time it took to learn how to do anything, considering it aims to be a simplistic program for kids. Creating what you want to create in the form of code can be extremely difficult. Much like the Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich example, it is necessary to be incredibly particular.

The problem that I see is that I couldn't figure out how to make the program do certain things that I wanted it to do. I guess that is a limitation of my own knowledge of the program, but certain aspects of the programming did not seem clear or were not possible in making Treasure Quest.

I think some form of introductory walkthrough on the program would probabably be useful for the creators to put in. Almost like a quick tutorial of how things work. For instance, clearing out the program once you finished was extremely difficult for me. When the game reached it's end then started over, it would still be at the same point as the end of the game! That was frustrating.

Overall, I thought it was interesting and I liked doing it, but it would be nice to know more about the program or to have more time to tool around with it so that there is a better knowledge of it.

nesson here: good effort.