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  • Blog Post: GraphicsWindow Basics - Small Basic Featured Article

    Check out this classic article from litdev : Small Basic: GraphicsWindow Basics Table of Contents GraphicsWindow Layers Layer 1 - Background Layer 2 - Drawings Layer 3 – Shapes and Controls Shapes Properties Moving Shapes Other Languages ...
  • Blog Post: Help us prioritize your Small Basic 1.1 Known Issues (Bugs) and Feature Ideas!!!

    Thank you everyone for your feedback about Small Basic! First, you can check out the Microsoft Small Basic 1.1 Release Notes to see what's new in Small Basic! We've been gathering known issues and feature ideas from you here: Microsoft Small Basic v1.0: Known Issu e s . And now we want your...
  • Blog Post: Slot Machines - Small Basic Featured Program

    In LitDev's April Challenges: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3b975ffc-cbfd-407c-ab95-74912e57c65d/challenge-of-the-month-april-2015?forum=smallbasic We had the... Game Challenge Write a slot machine game - pull the handle, spin the wheels and win win win. Jibba Jabba...
  • Blog Post: Advanced Turtle Graphics - Small Basic Featured Program

    Today I will introduce an extended version of Turtle Graphics program written by qwx. This program is announced as comments in my blog post last week. Qwx's program was DMX970. Updated points from my XVK119-3 were: Shortened commands Colors Main repeat loop must be in the first line ...
  • Blog Post: Turtle Graphics - Small Basic Featured Program

    Today I will introduce my Turtle Graphics program written in Small Basic. This project was started in a forum thread "Another Turtle Graphics" on March 21, 2014. This project aimed to create a programming environment used before Small Basic. But the development of this Turtle Graphics program has...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic 1.1 is here!

    Starting last year, we began the journey of continuing development on Microsoft Small Basic. It's a new team assembled across Microsoft in a new world of devices and platforms. As you can imagine, we're taking one step at a time. This is not a large step, but it's an important step. Please join us...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic V-Next - Fixing Bugs

    So we've got a Small Basic 1.1 and Small Basic 1.2 planned! We can't give dates or guarantees, but we want you to know that we're fixing some bugs! You can track the status of the bugs over on the Known Issues page . Here are some of the bugs we've been fixing... 2. Turtle.Show() doesn...
  • Blog Post: Should we have a Small Basic International Summit?

    What do you think? Should we have a Small Basic International Summit? It would be: Online only, for now In English, for now (maybe other languages in the future) 2-3 days with multiple sessions All sessions recorded Cover everything Small Basic related What do you think...
  • Blog Post: Wood Grain Drawn with Small Basic

    What kind of pattern can you see in cross section of a tree? Stripe? Concentric circles? I made a Small Basic program to draw wood grain. The program ID is KFJ748 .
  • 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: Tankinator - Small Basic Featured Game

    Today we're featuring Tankinator, from Zock77 . Cobra355 helped with some graphics. Here's a screenshot: Download Version 0.02: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Tankinator-Small-Basic-Game-55a77a3f Features added: 1) Added pause Feature ("P" to activate) - Thanks to litdev for source...
  • Blog Post: LED Display - Small Basic Featured Program

    Today's featured program is the LED Display from Amir CPS . Thanks to LitDev for nominating the program here . The Forum thread that explains this program (and gives you the code): http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbasic/thread/3cf9385b-fdb0-4f42-9436-21d95e778903#b617a188-4fb0...
  • 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...
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