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Blocky – A Visual Programming Language

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Blocky – A Visual Programming Language

From the web page:

Blockly is a web-based, graphical programming language. Users can drag blocks together to build an application. No typing required.

This proposal or something quite close to it has potential for a graphical subject identity or merging language.

Or does it?

You hit the wall with graphical, rubber-ducky sort of languages when you need a block that hasn’t been specified.

Doesn’t bode well for a general visual subject identity language. Possible for a specific domain.

Types of motor vehicles, air or water craft by outline for example.

Perhaps the most common subjects could have icons, supplemented with a small number of pre-defined key/value pairs.

Could work, would depend on the domain and skill of the users.