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I think the problem emds up being that visual programming implementations I have seen over the years don't really make a moderately skilled programmer more productive or efficient.

So the value ends up being in giving more people who are unskilled or less skilled in programming a way to express "programmatic thinking" and algorithms.

I have taught dozens of kids scratch and that's a great application that makes programming accessible to "more" kids.

At work, my team abstracts complex feature creation logic into KNIME components that our analysts (who struggle with Python programming) can mix and match and run analysis.

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