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  • Blog Post: Small Basic Game Gallery

    This is an exhaustive list of the Small Basic games coming from our community of developers! Small Basic Games Action Basketball - by NaochanON Basketball Science - by Nonki Takahashi Block Smasher V2 ( info ) by Behnam Azizi Brick Wall ( info ) - by Stendec Catch Game - by NaochanON...
  • 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: 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: Small Basic 1.0 is here!

    After more than two years of pre-release versions of Small Basic, we are finally releasing the 1.0 version. Although we know that there a number of features we still haven’t implemented, we feel that Small Basic now has a solid set of the core features that make it useful to beginners. We hope...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Tutorials

    If you are looking for a self-paced learning or teaching Small Basic tutorial, check out http://www.computerscienceforkids.com/microsoft-small-basic . Phil Conrod has a passion for writing tutorials and books aimed at beginner programmers and he’s done an excellent job of covering all the fundamentals...
  • Blog Post: Teaching programming to kids

    Lynn Langit and Llewellyn Falco are very active in the programming world, chasing their passion of teaching programming to kids.  They have been using Small Basic successfully, for over a year now, to introduce hundreds of kids to programming.  As an aid to help understand the programming concepts...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic V0.9 is here!

    Marking the 300k download milestone, comes the 9th installment of Small Basic, the fastest and the best yet!  This version of Small Basic packs a ton of bug fixes, performance improvements and some of the most requested features.  Download the new version here! Firstly, the Small Basic compiler...
  • Blog Post: Tower of Hanoi

    Alex , a 9 year old programmer from Russia has been learning programming using Small Basic , and has showcased his new learning by porting over the famous Tower of Hanoi to Small Basic.    You can check it out and play with it by importing HANOI from Small Basic.  You can download...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Programs in 25 lines

    Note: All the programs listed below can be downloaded directly into Small Basic.  Just import the programs using their published Id. What started as a fun challenge in our Small Basic Forums , quickly turned into a repository of very interesting programs, all conforming to a 25-line limit. ...
  • Blog Post: Announcing v0.3 again!

    For some reason, my previous announcement didn't hit the front-page. Here it is again! http://blogs.msdn.com/smallbasic/archive/2009/02/10/microsoft-small-basic-v0-3-is-here.aspx
  • Blog Post: Tetris - Sample of the Week

    Sample of this week is Small Basic Tetris, ported by Kenneth Kasajian . In all, the program is just about 530 lines long, and is listed after the screenshot. GraphicsWindow.KeyDown = HandleKey GraphicsWindow.BackgroundColor = GraphicsWindow.GetColorFromRGB( 253, 252, 251 ) While "True" ...
  • Blog Post: Extending Small Basic

    The Small Basic compiler is designed to allow external libraries to be plugged in that enable it to be extended in interesting ways. These libraries can be built using any .Net based language and compiled to a .Net assembly. There are a few rules that the Small Basic compiler expects for a type to be...
  • Blog Post: Hello World

    Welcome to Small Basic Blogs! After being in part-time development for nearly a year, Small Basic is finally out, and I'm excited to see where this will go from here! History It all happened in August of last year when someone sent me a pointer to the article Why Johnny Can't Code and it got...
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