Introducing a new Arabic programming language, Alb

By on February 3, 2013
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Aims to make programming more accessible to non-English speakers.

For anyone who’s ever had the misfortune of having to study computer programming, it can be a truly daunting task. From functions to loops to catching exceptions, the world of coding can be a truly terrifying place. But did you ever think that programming could be even harder for some people because they weren’t English speakers?

This then, is where ‘Alb’ comes in, a new programming language designed by Ramsey Nasser, which allows enthusiasts to code programs in Arabic script. The interface is very basic and is set to mimic a Terminal, so don’t be expecting to write flowing lines of code any time soon. But what it does allow users to do it to write in Arabic script to do simple things like printing out messages to working out numbers in the Fibonacci sequence.

While Alb isn’t the first attempt at a full-Arabic programming setup, it’s certainly off to a rather ambitious start. Check out the interview below with Ramsey Nasser to find out more details:


(via Animal NY)


A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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