Language of the Month

High level descriptions of programming languages with links to learn more about each language.

Coding With Hydra

Looking for a way to liven up your coding sessions? Check out our Hydra workshop!

BBC Basic

Diving into this issues 40-year old featured language: BBC Basic!

Inform 7 Interactive Stories

Rediscover the fun of some of the first video games with Inform 7!


Meet lisp, one of the oldest and simplest families of programming languages out there!


Learn why Arduino: Forth is actually #1!


This month we are diving into concurrent and distributed programming with Erlang!

Create Art and Music from Pure Data

Show off your musical side with Pure Data!

Snap!: A More Powerful Scratch

This language of the month is going to be a real Snap!


Why Smalltalk is such a unique language, and how it evolved into modern variants like Scratch, Squeak, and Pharo.

December 2019 Language of Month

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This spiffy new programming language combines the best of typed and untyped languages.


Dive into this exciting new language and learn how to manage computer memory without giving yourself a headache!


It’s time for a throw back to old school programming. Dive into the nuts and bolts of coding instructions!


Learn why this powerful, 40-year old language is still popular today.


Get lost in a mess of infinite lists with this kooky, lazy language.

Lambda Calculus

It’s a programming language unlike any you’ve seen before. Check out this symbolic system designed for mathematical calculations.


It looks like JavaScript, has a Python aesthetic, and integrates easily with C/C++. Meet Lua: a scripting language for fantasy computers.


Why use three languages to make a stunning web page when you can use just one?

Clojure (or Common Lisp)

A language from the Lisp family with simple syntax and a new approach to writing code.


Introduction to a dynamic, Python-like language that can do scientific calculations at high speed.

Kotlin: A New(-ish) Kid on the Block

An introduction to a hip new alternative to Java. It’s all the rage in android development!

Piet: A Language of Colors

This programming language uses colors instead of text and punctuation to add and perform other tasks.

Introduction to Lego EV3

With an EV3 robotics set, you can build all kinds of robots!


Why would a musician learn to code? As it turns out coding is not just for those who want to create a new video game, control a robot, or design a website. Coding can be applied to the arts as well. In the early 2000’s computer music designer (and now assistant professor at Stanford) Ge […]


This programming language introduced ideas and solutions we take for granted in today's languages.


The Alda programming language lets you write and play music on your computer by typing simple commands.


This programming language is both easy to learn and teaches excellent coding form.


This open source programming language is used to create web, servers, mobile, and IoT apps.


The Clojure programming language provides the simplicity of a Lisp programming language with the ability to run in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).


The new Rust programming language is designed to solve problems with operating systems and fix issues with C and other languages.