First and foremost, lets consider the winners from our last Google Blockly posting … err the Google Blockly Maze Problem Winners – Jon Henson and Uncle Bear.
Its hard to say who got the Maze finished first – I should have insisted on a screenshot of the solution . So splitting the difference, the $50 prizes will be wending their way to the winners as soon as I get their address info. Congratulations for some nifty work.
First, ye Editor did not do the proper research on what was available in the Blockly programming code. I just assumed the only test was for Wall Ahead. This is one of the deadly sins in programming – not knowing the full set of commands and features at your disposal. Mea culpa [though in some cases like the Windows API or the Oracle command set, “know all that is available” is close to a hopeless or endlessly updating task]. Second, my own obsession with having a stopping condition was in this case a false concern. Mea maxima culpa.
In sum, the emergence of Blockly tells a lot about directions at the major software vendors. As software development code goes deep secret in imitation of Apple, developers need to keep their eyes open to the various surfacings among the leading software developers. Blockly appears to be one such apparition.