When it comes to programming, it’s common sense to write commands in English.
Or, there are some, like Scratch, that can be programmed by simply putting LEGO-like blocks together.
However, a programming language, Nadeshiko, allows you to develop programs “in Japanese”.
This year, Scratch and Nadeshiko have been included in a technology textbook for junior high school students.
Japanese junior high school students may choose to study both languages or one of them in class.
Nadeshiko is an improved version of Himawari, a Japanese programming language released in 2001 by the same author, and the first version was released in 2004.
It supports Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, Android and many other platforms, and can be run on web browsers, too.
This article introduces how to make Nadeshiko V3 programs, as well as several other Japanese programming languages.
The following website gives you a websocket chat app tutorial almost a bit similar to this junior high textbook’s chat app. Honestly, it was a very complicated program than I thought! https://news.mynavi.jp/article/nadeshiko-51/
[ To whom may be interested in Nadesiko ]
Nadeshiko has three versions:
Nadeshiko V1 and V2 are the desktop versions, and V3 is the web/app version. V3 is the best for your first try. Since V2 has been discontinued and V3 can be developed on your browser. However, V3 is still in development and has a bit less functionalities compared to V1, so currently V1 seems to be the best choice for hardcore developers.
Actually, there are some other Japanese programming languages, too!
Nadesiko is released in 2004 and based on Himawari developed in 2001.
Himawari used to be a quite well-known Japanese programming language made by the same programmer as Nadeshiko, but he released the better, faster, and easier language: Nadesiko. Nadeshiko has some modern features such as machine-learning features, too.
Proderu is released in 2008 and based on TTSneodeveloped in 2000. TTSneo was a Japanese programming language just like Himawari, but the same author released the better and faster Japanese programming language in 2008, and that was Proderu. Almost the similar story Nadeshiko had, right?
Dolittle is an educational-purpose Japanese programming language developed by Osaka Electro-Communication University. The language is similar to Nadesiko. Dolittle has multiple versions to make a program. As for the block-based version, it has a Nedesiko-like code-based language and Scratch-like GUI-based visual language at the same time, and you can switch anytime clicking the tab just like this.
The following codes are my Nadeshiko programs for you! Hope it saves your day!
Loops 10 times. If it’s the 3rd or 5th looping count, it prints “Big Boobs! (大きなおっぱい！)”: (Go to the V3 editor and paste the code to run):