[clug] german-english translation requested

jm jeffm at ghostgun.com
Mon Dec 3 10:59:18 GMT 2007

Rainer Klein wrote:
> Here is a draft translation from the main Kara web site:

THanks. That's excellence. This more than meets my needs. I'll have to 
take a closer look and see if I can get it running.


> rkl
> _______________
> Kara - programming with finite automats
> What is it about?
> Kara is a ladybird, which lives in a simple world. He can be programmed to 
> handle various tasks, i.e. collecting clover sheets. Kara's programs are 
> finite automats, which are developed within a graphical IDE. Kara obtains an 
> entrance into the philosophies of programming. Two characteristics make the 
> entrance with Kara attractive: Finite automats are simple to understand, the 
> training period are minimal therefore. Besides one works at Kara in a simple 
> environment, without being confronted with complex development environments. 
> Pupils can get familiar with fundamental ideas of programming in a playfull 
> way. Kara is successfully used at different school levels (professional 
> training schools, High Schools, professional schools etc..).
> Training aims with the use of Kara
>  > Bases of programming: 
> With finite automats one of the fundamental ideas can be simply illustrated by 
> algorithms. A program is similar to the specification of a clearly determined 
> temporal operational sequence of events - analog to the direction plan in a 
> theatre. The processes must be able to react also to external events. In 
> order to guarantee a correct system performance, it needs a static 
> specification, which separates the correct operational sequence from the 
> still much larger variety of the inkorrect operational sequence. Kara 
> illustrates this fundamental idea by simple examples. Additionally, one can 
> leran concepts like boolean propositional calculus and program verification 
> (Pre conditions, invariants etc..).
>  > Model of the finite Automanten. 
> Finite automats are one of the simplest computation models of computer 
> science. With them the behavior of many automats well-known from the everyday 
> life can be described. Kara illustrates the concept of finite automats.
> Downloads to "Kara - programming with finite automats"
> -------------
>> Can some one who is fluent in German take a look at
>> http://www.swisseduc.ch/informatik/karatojava/kara/ and try the program
>> out then let me know if its worth added to the list of open source
>> educational software I'm compiling. There is an english version
>> available that may be suitable, but all the doco is in German as near as
>> I can tell.
>> also see
>> http://delivery.acm.org/10.1145/1300000/1292534/p93-huch.pdf?key1=1292534&k
>> ey2=5682344911&coll=GUIDE&dl=&CFID=15151515&CFTOKEN=6184618
>> http://www.erlang.se/workshop/2007/proceedings/12huch.pdf
>> which are both in English
>> Jeff.

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