Go share your results in this forum thread from LitDev:
These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using SmallBasic. Some will be easy, some will be hard - but they will all make you think, and more importantly be GREAT FUN!
Please post your solutions / partial solutions / questions / feedback etc. into this thread that will remain 'sticky' for the month. The only rule is that your solution must use standard SmallBasic methods (no extensions).
It would be good if people could post their problems with these challenges so that a discussion can start so that everyone can learn from each other.
Also post feedback on the kind of challenges that you want to see more of in the future.
Curriculum Challenges 2.4
The email address must:• Start with a string of alphanumeric characters• followed by the @ symbol• another string of alphanumeric characters• followed by a “ . ”• then a string of alphanumeric firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com are both valid but @bc.d and 123.c@cvb are not valid
Write a program that realistically floats a cube on some water if the user enters the density of the cube. Assume the water has density 1000 kg/m3. If you want it harder, do it also for a sphere (Hint).
Community Suggestions (by Papa Lapup)
Some tougher challenges for you to work on - perhaps contribute discussions on these challenges to help each other.
For TextWIndow (TW)
1. Show a simple graph for a simple function (with value table) in TW with eg. '*' or '.' Regular coord system can be 90° rotated. (perhaps more easy). Ymin and Ymax should fit in width of TW then (within choosable limits Xmin and Xmax). eg TWGraph.exe "f(x)" Xmin Xmax
2. Write a simple Month Calendar in TW (Sample Img in vbs but should also be possible in SB)
For GraphicsWindow (GW)
1. Once saw a fascinating and surprising animation of an 'useless mechanical chain reaction' in a kind of alchemy laboratory or witch kitchen background, which should be possible in SB (for advanced users) I think with simpler objects (domino, seesaw, coil spring, inclined plane, pendulum, free fall, etc). Why do something the simple way if it's also possible complicated and tedious?
Rube Goldberg machine (Rube Goldberg machine or Rube Goldberg)
2. Write a flat-directory viewer for selectable folder (e.g. Subs in IE-Cache in LocAppData\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5) and show only 'SubDirName\File.ext' in MultiLineTextBox line by line. Unfortunately no Ext allowed, but can later be replaced with eg. LDListBox to select file and perform action on it.
Do you have an idea for a future challenge? Please post it in this forum thread:
Go community, go!
- Ninja Ed