Computer programming instructions are based on math equations, logic, normal punctuation marks, and the step-by-step instructions called algorithms. One wrong character or punctuation mark prevents a program from running.
- Softwares like Alice 3.0 use visual aids to teach Java, the world's most popular programming language. Another interactive teaching aid is Scratch, a programming language that lets users drag and drop program commands into a window on their computer screens.
- Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs are taught by computer scientists online.
- Primer Labs developed Code Hero, a first-person shooter video game, that lets you write pieces of code to do stuff in the game! So you have fun while you learn computer programming.
- The Raspberry Pi is a low-cost computer, a credit card-sized circuit board, which can plug into any TV and can power 3D graphics and Blu-ray video. It allows you to experiment with programming, and if anything goes wrong, simply reboot and your Raspberry Pi is back in working state.