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  • Blog Post: Small Basic - April Challenges! (no fooling)

    A brand new set of challenges 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...
  • Blog Post: What was your first programming language? - Poll by Joe Dwyer

    My first programming language was BASIC. I took a class at Fullerton College. All I knew at that point was that I wanted to make games and software. So I was learning everything I could. I started with BASIC, but I wish Small Basic was around back then. I would have taught myself (saved some money) and...
  • Blog Post: 3D RayCaster Maze - Featured Small Basic Game

    Check out this fantastic 3D real-time game (that runs online)... 3D Color RayCaster Maze - by Old Basic Coder From the creator, Old Basic Coder... I made a "3D Maze" type program as an exercise. Had not programmed anything for about 25 years, fancied getting back into it, and downloaded...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Curriculum

    Learn all about Small Basic by using the curriculum. With the curriculum, you can lean Small Basic with separate lessons - just like you would in a classroom. You can download the curriculum, which includes PowerPoint decks to teach from. As a teacher or as a student learning Small Basic on your own...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic E-Books

    Learn more about Small Basic and find detailed samples by reading sample chapters from one of three e-books that we are providing to you at no cost. If you like using the e-book format, we have links on each page to where you can purchase the complete e-book. The Developer's Reference...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Program Gallery - Listed By Category

    9/3/13 UPDATE : Added Eora Duck Hunt. On 8/31: Starfield Simulator 2 (Graphical). On 7/8: Walking Man (Graphical). On 6/29: Added SBCraft (Games). On 6/12: Added String Searcher. On 5/26: Added Basketball Science, Darts (Games), and Collision Physics (Sciences). On 5/22: Added Chess Board, Go Simulator...
  • Blog Post: Drawing Butterflies and Hearts... USING ONLY CODE - Small Basic Featured Programs

    UPDATES : Added Nonki's heart as Heart #3 on 2/13. Added Nonki's butterfly as Butterfly #3 on 2/11. =========================== Check out our February Small Basic Coding Challenges from LitDev! Community challenges are from Math Man and Amir CPS. Today we're going to look at two challenges...
  • Blog Post: Text to Binary Converter - Small Basic Featured Program

    Ha! I saw an episode of "Big Bang Theory" where they were arguing over the binary translation of English (how many zeros and ones there should be). Amir had made a Decimal to Binary converter that I featured , and I mentioned that a text to binary converter would be pretty sweet. Well now (through...
  • Blog Post: Block Smasher - Small Basic Featured Program

    Today's post is a combination of a guest blog and a featured program! It comes from Behnam Azizi . In Behnam's words... ============================ Here is the new version of my old game I used to call "Breaker". Since It had the same name as my previous game it didn't catch the eyes. I changed...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Interview - LitDev, Scottish MCC & Forum Moderation Ninja (Sinclair Spectrum, Small Basic, Fortran, C++, C#)

    Today's Small Basic Interview is with LitDev! I've gotten a lot of requests to interview Steve, so here we are! He is a Microsoft Community Contributor (MCC). LitDev is the primary moderator of the Small Basic forums. He hosts the Challenges of the Month. Here's the list of blog posts that have featured...
  • Blog Post: Christmas Trees - Small Basic Featured Programs

    As part of LitDev's December Challenges , Nonki suggested this Christmas Tree challenge: "Draw a Christmas tree - how about with flashing lights." First here's NaochanON 's version: Watch the program here . Just when you think nothing's going to happen, something does! =^) And now...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - The Happy Number Challenge

    As part of LitDev's December Challenges , Nonki suggested this Happy Number challenge: "Calculate happy numbers below 1000." Read more about Happy Numbers . Math Man wasted no time in contributing this program: Math Man's Happy Number Checker (click to try it out!) Here is what it looks...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic TeamChallenge - Tower Defense Game

    Small Basic community member Timo Sö had a winning idea: to start a TeamChallenge competition. The challenge was to create a "Tower Defense Game" in one week. They developed their games from 12/3/2010 to 12/10/2010. Here is Timo's first Forum thread on the topic . Here are the teams: 1...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Code Block Generator: How to format a Code Block

    Today's guest blogger is Nonki Takahashi . You can find the latest version of this article here on TechNet Wiki . This article is especially for the Small Basic article writer on TechNet Wiki. It explains the Code Block Generator v1.3 . There is a menu icon of [Format Code Block] to generate...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Tutorial: Creating Your First Program

    Today we have a guest blogger: Noah Buscher ! Check out Noah's first tutorial... about your first Small Basic program. Small Basic is a .NET language created by Microsoft. It allows the beginner programmer to get started creating programs right away, and does not confuse the beginner with the...
  • Blog Post: Click the Button - Small Basic Featured Program

    Today's featured program is Click the Button . Gah! I edited it and lost the embed. I can't get it back. Here's an image of the program: Today's featured program is "Click the Button" by Timo Sö . It's very challenging. How far can you get? You can find it here: http://smallbasic...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Elementary & Middle Student Testimonials

    Last Updated: 10/21/13 - Anne's son . 8/25/13: Added Lisa M's daughter, Amber. On 6/20/13: Added 8Bit Pony . On 6/10: Added Michelle P's son, Heather H's son, and Jalynn P's kid. On 5/27: Added Leslie E's son , Eddie D's daughter and Linda B's son . On 5/26: Added Jennifer L's daughter, Elizabeth . On...
  • Blog Post: 6 Lessons to learn Small Basic and graduate to Visual Basic!

    Learn how to use Small Basic and to graduate to Visual Basic... in 6 steps! Lesson 1: Getting Started with Small Basic Lesson 1.1: Introduction to Small Basic - Estimated time to complete this sub-lesson: 30 minutes Lesson 1.2: Statements, Properties, and Operations - Estimated time to complete...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Extensions Gallery

    UPDATED 6/13/13 : Added Timo So's MoreOptions Extension. On 5/31/13: Added NaochanOn's Barcode Extension. ============================ The impossible goal is that this list will eventually contain every quality extension made for Small Basic. I'm starting with some listed in the Small Basic...
  • Blog Post: How to debug Small Basic programs

    Today's guest blogger is Nonki Takahashi : About Nonki in his own words: I am an amateur programmer. I used to program with one of BASIC language on an 8-bit micro computer when I was a collage student. At 2010, I started to program with Microsoft Small Basic. And I'm interested in...
  • Blog Post: What are the 14 Keywords of Small Basic?

    In the Small Basic FAQ , it mentions there are 14 keywords: What are the unique features of the Small Basic language? Size The Small Basic language consists of just 14 keywords. ========== Of the 14 keywords, we'll cover 16 of them in this blog post: And Else ElseIf EndFor EndIf...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Program Gallery

    9/3/13 UPDATE : Added Eora Duck Hunt. On 6/29: Added SBCraft. On 6/12: Added String Searcher. On 5/22: Added Abacus Beads, Chomper, Go Simulator, Minesweeper, Piano, and Shapes Editor. On 3/9: Added Basketball, Catch Game, Graph, LED Display, Metronome, and Weather. ============= The goal is that...
  • Blog Post: Got ideas for the Small Basic blog?

    Assuming you use Small Basic, of course. =^) We'll interview key community folks, we'll discuss Small Basic education, feature some programs, and enjoy some community conversations. What are your ideas? - Tall Basic Ed
  • Blog Post: This Week's Featured Program

    It's that time again! This week's featured program is SPACE INVADERS! This fast-paced alien-killing game was created by NaochanON. This program works best when played locally, but you our can try it out in your browser below!
  • Blog Post: The Blog is Back!

    Hello everyone! It is my pleasure to announce that with the help of Ed Price, the Small Basic blog is now back! I will be posting new Small Basic news, extensions, programs, and more! Please stay tuned!
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