Programming on the IPAD

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    I've just been given an ipad mini by my wife for my birthday! I've always wanted to learn computer programming and was wondering if the ipad mini was a suitable tool? If so what language should I learn? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated many thanks
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    Of the very few programming apps for the iPad that both code and execute locally on the iPad I have Codea and NovoCard. The first is excellent app primarily meant for developing game and physics models. It uses an extended version of Lua. NovoCard is less polished. It has a card metaphor environment similar to Hypercard of yore (if you've heard of it). I believe it uses Javascript.

    Either is fine for learning some of the basics about programming, but you'll have to scrounge around a bit for tutorials beyond the built in help.

    Codea has been used to create some nice iPad games, the most famous of which are Crabitron and Cargo-Bot.
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    Thank you for your advice. I will give it a go!!

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