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Tactile Programming: A Unified Manipulation Paradigm Supporting Program Comprehension, Composition and Sharing

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Tactile Programming: A Unified Manipulation Paradigm Supporting Program Comprehension, Composition and Sharing
Although visual programming techniques have been used to lower the threshold of programming for end users, they are not sufficient for creating end user programming environments that are both easy to use and powerful. To achieve this, an environment must support the definition of programs that are not just static representations of behavior, but are instead dynamic collections of program objects which can be applied in a number of contexts rather than just a program editor. We describe an approach to end user programming called tactile programming which extends visual techniques with a unified program manipulation paradigm that makes programs easy to comprehend, compose and, most importantly, share over the World Wide Web. Tactile programming's inherent ability to support the social context in which programming takes place along with its ability to ease program comprehension and composition is what differentiates this approach from others. In the context of the Agentsheets progra...
Alexander Repenning, James Ambach
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Type Conference
Year 1996
Where VL
Authors Alexander Repenning, James Ambach
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