Baseball Lab: Video Game Coding Language Is Cooler Than You Think

When it comes to computers, coders need to be direct.

“Computers aren’t good at making guesses about things,” says Nevin Flanagan, a professor at Clark University’s Becker School of Design and Technology. “If you don’t tell them exactly what you want, they get confused very easily.”

Because of this, developers use very specific language based on logic to make sure a computer program — such as a video game — always knows just what it should do.

Check it out in the “Baseball Lab” segment from “NESN Clubhouse” the video above!