Cocoa at the visual programming challenge 1997

Nikolaus Heger, Allen Cypher, David C. Smith

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Cocoa is a visual programming language for children. Cocoa attended the Visual Programming Challenge '97 for two reasons: to show that a fairly complex task could be implemented in Cocoa, and to test Cocoa's third-party extensions mechanism. The challenge was to navigate a Lego robot over an arbitrary track of Lego street tiles, and to create a map of the entire layout. Cocoa not only provided a solution but also won the competition. We introduce Cocoa and present our solution to the VPC '97.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-169
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Visual Languages and Computing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1998
Externally publishedYes


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