Bootstrap uses WeScheme
, a cloud-based IDE that requires no downloading or installation
. Anyone with a Gmail account can start developing with WeScheme, storing and retrieving files from the cloud and doing all of their editing in a modern browser. Additionally, WeScheme programs can be shared simply by sending out a link, or posting it to sites such as Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, etc.
Want to run everything locally? Bootstrap also supports DrRacket
, a multi-platform graphical environment. DrRacket runs on all major platforms (Windows, OS X, Unix/Linux) and programs written for one platform run seamlessly on the others, supporting a wide variety of classroom and home computing scenarios. Its emphasis on beginner-friendly features and support for images makes it ideal for Bootstrap.
A tool designed for learning should be accessible to all
students. We work hard to ensure that our software environments are compatible with screen-readers on popular operating systems.