Back to basics – new Greenfoot video

Recently, I have announced the first Greenfoot tutorial video. Not an overwhelming success as yet (no nominations for Academy Awards or Emmys, no calls from Warner Bros. or the BBC). As far as I know, maybe not even a viewer yet… Alas, I shall not be discouraged. If nothing else, it gives me somthing to look back on in a few years and laugh at how funny my voice sounded…

The idea with these videos is to provide random tips and techniques of doing various things in Greenfoot. However, equally random as the choice of subject for these videos is my order of producing them: I started with “Making explosions” – a rather advanced tip for blowing things up. Not really the first thing you need to know when getting started with Greenfoot.

The idea is, over time, to build up a collection of short tutorials that cover a broad range, from basic tips to more sophisticated techniques. The order in which they will appear will, however, remain somewhat random. I record them according to whatever I happen to have on my mind at the time.

I realise, though, that the basics — getting started — is really what most people need to know right now. So I have recorded a first general introduction. Not really a programming tip, but a very quick overview of what Greenfoot is and what it can do for you. So if you are one of the great majority out there who haven’t got a clue what Greenfoot is, here’s a thing for you to look at and find out.

More to come in the near future.

2 thoughts on “Back to basics – new Greenfoot video

  1. I run a computer group for Rugby U3A and am trying to get them enthused about writing cimputer programs. I was quite excited by the article in this month’s PcPro but find it inadequate and frustrating. (Did they really try it on the dog?)
    I feel a video might be a good introduction. Is this one available yet?

  2. Yes, it is.

    If you follow the link above in the post (which will take you to ), you can see a collection of videos.

    I agree that the PCPro article is a little hard to follow. That is because of the page restrictions. Two pages of screenshots, only 50 words per screenshot – it’s hard.

    The video linked here should be a little more detailed.

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