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    Open Source Blockly Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Blockly is Scratch. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Blockly and nine of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Blockly are Snap! (Free, Open Source), EduBlocks (Free, Open Source), Waterbear (Free, Open Source) and Bingo (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
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    Blockly is a library for building visual programming editors. Users can drag blocks together to build an application. No...
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    1. Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
      Scratch vs Blockly opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Scratch is still a legitimate alternative to Blockly, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      thesuperdaine Scratch is a block-based programming environment. Blockly is a library for MAKING block-based programming environments. Therefore, they serve different purposes.
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      It's not related. Scratch is a programming language and Blockly is an API basically.
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    2. Snap! (formerly BYOB) is a visual, drag-and-drop programming language. It is an extended reimplementation of Scratch (a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab) that allows you to Build Your Own Blocks.


    3. EduBlocks is a visual block based programming tool that will hopefully help teachers to introduce text based programming languages, like Python, to children at an earlier age.
    4. Waterbear is a toolkit for making programming more accessible and fun. Having a visual language means you don't have to focus on learning a syntax to start programming.
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      Nothing her is similar to Blockly, because all this stuff is solutions and Blockly is lib.
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    5. Bingo is a programming language based on Scratch by MIT which uses a "block" UI, where the user can snap together different blocks to make more advanced scripts. There are many added blocks to Scratch 1.4.


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      Scratux is a block-based visual programming language targeted primarily at children. Basically Scratux aims to provide Open Source Linux binaries of Scratch Desktop.
    6. Scratch application to program diferent devices based on mBlock 3.4.5 and improved with a lot of new features. You can use to teach coding robots or code professional apps using blocks.
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      Blue is confirmed to be by MIT. it is a another version of panther.
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    7. Describes ToonTalk - an animated interactive world inside of which children can build programs and games.
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