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  • Blog Post: Small Basic is FREE!!!

    Yeah, it's free. Give yourself a gift. Or give a kid a future in computer software that they might not otherwise have. Just click: What is Small Basic? Well... Small Basic is Fun, Simple, Social, & Gradual. And these resources will guide you. Ten year olds have used these resources on their...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Monthly Challenges for November 2013

    Thanks to LitDev for hosting the monthly challenges! 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: 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 for Little Kids Series – Pong

    It was a beautiful sunny weekend, and wife's mandate of father-son bonding was to be obeyed... So, after a bike ride, it's time for some coding. Small Basic, that is. My little boy has been bugging me about game programming. After some convincing, he settled on Pong, not entirely sure what Pong is...
  • 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: 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: Microsoft's History with BASIC (Altair 8800, TRS-80 Color Computer)

    A Brief History of Small Basic Today, we have a guest blogger, Philip Conrod ! He is sharing with us an excerpt from their book for kids, Beginning Microsoft Small Basic by Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee. This section is available as part of Chapter 1 of "Beginning Microsoft Small Basic" . You can find...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Interview - Liam McSherry (C#, C++, D, & Small Basic)

    Welcome to our first interview where we interview folks from the Small Basic community! We're starting with the winner of our contest to write Small Basic articles on TechNet Wiki. Liam's Profile Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What programming languages do you use? Well...
  • 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: Small Basic Featured Program - Turtle Maze

    This is an image only... ( Click here to play the game .) Nonki updated this game on 12/3/12: http://smallbasic.com/program/?XHL585-5 What fun! You can only do a few things though... Click Next to change the maze. Click Start to watch the Turtle go crazy as he turns left as his strategy...
  • 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: 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 - The 50 Line Challenge

    From Coding Cat : Working on developing projects for my Intro to Programming class, I reminded myself of an article I read back in the early days of the PC. The article was in one of the first PC only magazines, and it was publishing the results of a contest the magazine sponsored. Preliminaries...
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