Introduction to Scratch

Scratch screen
Scratch screen

Hello All

Greetings for the day 🙂

I am new author on Knowledge Junction site, Thanks Knowledge Junction for giving me an opportunity. I will be writing an articles on Scratch the programming language tool

Today, I’ll write small article – Introduction to Scratch

Take away from this articles : At the end of this article you will understand

  • What is Scratch
  • Why to learn Scratch
  • History of Scratch

What is Scratch?

  • Scratch is a block-based visual programming language tool for coding
  • It is drag and drop programming language tool
  • It is very good programming language for making games, movies, stories, and for coding robots.
  • First version (0.x, 1.x) of Scratch is written in Squeak
  • Second Version(scratch 2.0) of Scratch is written in ActionScript
  • Third version (Scratch 3.0) of Scratch is written in JavaScript.

I will be writing articles on Scratch 3.0 version

Scratch screen
Fig-1 : Scratch screen

The above figure is Scratch screen. It is divided into Three panes-

  • Stage and sprites
  • Blocks Palette
  • Blocks Palette

Why to learn Scratch?

  1. Scratch helps people to learn  and to think creatively, reason systematically
  2. Millions of people are creating Scratch projects in a wide variety of settings, including homes, schools, museums, and libraries

About Scratch

  1. Scratch is designed to be fun, educational, and easy to learn
  2. It has tools for creating interactive stories, games, art, simulations, and more, using block-based programming
  3.  Scratch also has its own paint editor and sound editor built-in
  4. Scratch is used in more than 150 different countries and available in more than 60 languages.
Scratch languages
fig-2 : Scratch languages

History of Scratch

Scratch began development in 2003 and was released to the public in 2007. scratch1.0, the first version, was very similar to scratch 1.4. At that time, only the offline editor existed; the website was a small blog where projects could be uploaded and played. As Scratch grew, the website was made larger. scratch 1.1, Scratch 1.2, Scratch 1.4, were released. At this point, Scratch had millions of users, projects, and a lot of new features. Scratch continued to grow, achieving 30 million users and projects. scratch 3.0 was released in 2019. Mitch Resnik, the creator of the super-simple Scratch programming language.

Next Article : Will be on Installation of Scratch

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4 Responses

  1. Yogesh Meher says:

    Nice article Sayyam!!! Keep it up

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