The Leopard Programming Challenge

My beginner’s programming language called Leopard has been distributed through WeatherBug Labs for almost two months now, and it’s been exciting to hear what teachers, students, parents, and both programming neophytes and experienced programmers have had to say about the language. Just check out what this one teacher and her class had to say about their experience with Leopard.

In order to emphasize the simplicity of creating an application that contains a couple of WeatherBug controls, I just wanted to feature this program that was submitted to me by a young student from the United Kingdom named Simon Brown. The program contains the current weather conditions at WeatherBug’s headquarters, and it does this by displaying the live camera image from the top of the building and telling us what the temperature is.

That may sound like fairly complicated stuff, but this is all of the code that was required to make the application functional:

window
?window title
Weather
?window size
400
400
?weatherbug camera
AWSHQ
10
50
?weatherbug temperature
20876
10
10
?end?

What did the end result look like? See for yourself.

To stay informed about what’s going on with Leopard, be sure to visit the official blog, and please feel free to submit your work to us. Other programmers already have, and as you can see from the example above, Leopard can make a programmer out of anyone. Now, let’s see what the Gnomies can come up with…

[tags]Leopard, WeatherBug, WeatherBug Labs, Brandon Watts, Programming[/tags]

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