What is the Code Exchange?
The Code Exchange is a place on the web where you can upload your Kojo programs (and accompanying sketches) - at the press of a single button within Kojo.
How is this useful?
Uploading your programs, to a place where others can look at them, opens up a whole range of possibilities:
- Collaborative Learning
- You can look at, study, and learn from the work of others.
- You can have program specific discussions with other users.
- You can rate programs. This helps to identify Popular programs. You can then see a listing of the most Popular programs on the site.
- Record of (best) work
- You can see a record of your own best work, and the best work of other users (assuming that people will upload programs that they consider good).
- Competitive Learning
- When you upload your program, you can specify that it's an entry in an ongoing competition (the competition organizer will give you a key to punch in). Judges can then look at all the entries in the competition to determine winners.
- This makes it possible to easily organize fun events around Kojo and programming - thereby enriching the learning experience.
Using the Code Exchange
Working with the Code Exchange is simple:
- Fire up Kojo (you need Kojo version Beta-011010-4 or later).
- Write some code; run it to make a sketch.
- Upload your work (code + sketch) to the Code Exchange by clicking the rightmost button in the Script Editor Toolbar (see picture to the right).
- Visit the Code Exchange to discuss your work.