Monday, November 27, 2017

AWS re:invent 2017

re:Invent 2017 | New Products & Services @ AWS

AWS re:Invent 2017 | Amazon Web Services
Las Vegas, NOV. 27 – DEC. 1 
+ Live streaming live streaming of launch announcements, discussions, and demos.

Microsoft MakeCode

Microsoft MakeCode - Home Page

GitHub - Microsoft/pxt: Microsoft MakeCode (PXT - Programming eXperience Toolkit)

"Microsoft MakeCode is based on the open source project Microsoft Programming Experience Toolkit (PXT). Microsoft MakeCode is the name in the user-facing editors, PXT is used in all the GitHub sources.

PXT is a framework for creating special-purpose programming experiences for beginners, especially focused on computer science education. PXT's underlying programming language is a subset of TypeScript (leaving out JavaScript dynamic features).
  • a Blockly-based code editor along with converter to the text format
  • a Monaco code editor that powers VS Code 
  • extensibility support to define new blocks in TypeScript
  • ..."
Coding using the block editor