The MakeCode Newsletter
A newsletter devoted to Microsoft MakeCode. News, information, happenings, etc. Content for the MakeCode newsletter. Emailed out each month. Sign up here.
What is Microsoft MakeCode?
Microsoft MakeCode is a free, open source platform for creating engaging computer science learning experiences that support a progression path into real-world programming.
An interactive simulator provides students with immediate feedback on how their program is running and makes it easy to test and debug their code.
Students new to coding can start with colored blocks that they can drag and drop onto their workspace to construct their programs.
Microsoft MakeCode Arcade is a web-based beginner-friendly code editor to create retro arcade games for the web and for microcontrollers. In this guide, you will learn how to assemble your own Arcade hardware from different parts. MakeCode Arcade is open source, and on GitHub.
While the newsletter has a MakeCode focus, we should also highlight stories from the broader ecosystem.
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