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  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Winners! - September 2014

    We have some winners! A thank you goes out to Philip and Nonki! Small Basic Technical Guru - September 2014 Philip Munts Small Basic: For Windows 8.1 Tablet Michiel Van Hoorn : "Great article for those (1) want to make apps for tablet form factors...
  • Blog Post: Calling all Small Basic Gurus! Now is your time! Step up and be counted!

    Dear clever clogs and smarty pants! We need YOU to lighten up our dark evenings and warm our hearts with your TechNet Wiki articles! Yes, it's THAT time of the month again, submissions time! September has seen a huge amount of amazing content from our community, providing plenty of fresh and...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges of the Month - October 2014

    Special thanks to LitDev, as always, for hosting these challenges for us! 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 Small Basic. Some will be easy, some will be hard - but they will all make...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic: Did you Know? - Featured Article

    Today we'll take a look at a fantastic TechNet Wiki article from Nonki Takahashi : Small Basic: Did You Know? This is a fun one... You can make the Intellisense Window translucent by holding down the Control key. Useful to see the text underneath. This is one of my favorites...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic 1.0 Known Issues - Do we have them all?

    Hi! We're looking through the Small Basic 1.0 Known Issues: Known Issues about Microsoft Small Basic v1.0 Please let us know if we missed any (you can add them directly, comment here, or comment on the Wiki page). And also, please help us add in more descriptions so that we can know clearly...
  • Blog Post: Brighten up everyone's day! Become a shining September Small Basic Guru!

    As we in the Northern hemisphere watch the leaves turn brown, and the days grow shorter once more, we mourn the onset of darkness and cold. Winter is coming, and it may be a long one! (heard that somewhere before...) SO my mighty guru word warriors, light up our hearts and minds with words...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges for September - Traffic Light, Array from CSV, and a Stick Fighting Game!

    Special thanks to LitDev for hosting these challenges! These monthly 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 Small Basic. Some will be easy, some will be hard - but they will all make you think...
  • Blog Post: 99 Bottles of Rootbeer (Small Basic Featured Program)

    In our August challenge: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f7370867-2508-4a48-8b37-07761bf60649/challenge-of-the-month-august-2014?forum=smallbasic We had a... Challenge from Nonki: Create a 99 Bottles of Beer program. NaochanON's solution: 1st way Mes="0...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Small Basic Guru Awards - July 2014 WINNERS!!!

    Nonki and I were the only contributors this month, but a special thanks go out to Nonki for really knocking it out of the park with a lot of fantastic articles! Small Basic Technical Guru - July 2014 Ed Price - MSFT Small Basic Survival Guide ...
  • Blog Post: Become the August Small Basic Guru - Festival of the Awesome Small Basic

    It's here at last! The August round of the TechNet Technical Guru Competition! The quality and quantity of entries has been beyond our wildest expectations lately, with epic posts and useful snippets BURSTING out of the seams of TechNet Wiki. So please come forth once again, oh mighty techie...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Marionette - Sign up for the Big Challenge for September 2014!!!

    This thread is for recruiting contributors to a new group challenge that's coming from the Monthly Challenges, for September 2014. Group Challenge Apply in this thread to create a group (with two or more people) until Aug. 31. During the month of September, you'll create a marionette ...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges of the Month - August 2014

    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 Small Basic. 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...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Comments

    This is an excerpt from this great TechNet Wiki article: Small Basic: Programming Tips by litdev Comments A comment in Small Basic starts with an apostrophe ' and is highlighted in green. Anything after it is ignored to the end of the line. 'Calculate distance between objects distance...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic LitDev Extension -- Download Now from TechNet Gallery!!!

    Small Basic LitDev Extension View LitDev's TechNet Gallery contributions View LitDev's Profile Download the LitDev Extension : Small Basic LitDev Extension It has loads of extra functionality with over 40 new objects and over 700 methods, properties and events; including 2D physics...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Survival Guide - Got anything to add?

    I'm creating this survival guide: Small Basic Survival Guide A Survival Guide is a list of resource links that you can go to in addition to the existing TechNet Wiki articles. To see all of the TechNet Wiki articles, see Wiki: Small Basic Portal . Please add links to helpful additional Small...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru - June Winners: LitDev, Jibba Jabba, & Nonki Takahashi!!!

    Congrats to LitDev, Jibba Jabba, and Nonki! Great articles this month! Small Basic Technical Guru - June 2014 litdev Small Basic: Sprite Arrays Ed Price : "An important topic that's well described with fantastic examples! Great article!" Michiel...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Promoted in Portuguese!

    It's fantastic to see Small Basic enjoyed by the Portuguese community, so we're going to highlight two blog posts... Sexta-Feira - Atualização Internacional da Comunidade - Artigos sobre Small Basic From back in May, Hezequias highlighted some great Small Basic articles from...
  • Blog Post: Why Microsoft Small Basic? Why not Scratch or Alice?

    This was originally written up by the Small Basic creator, Vijay Raji... "Both Scratch and Alice are great tools that help beginners learn the concepts of programming. They are doing so by enabling people to write "codeless" programs. Small Basic is taking a different approach by introducing code...
  • Blog Post: Would you join the Small Basic team in the TechNet Guru World Cup???

    The World Cup is here again! Sort of. We've got brains in our ball! And YOU have been selected to play on our team! Yes blog reader, step up and take a shot! Slam some techie tips in the back of our nets! No dribbling please, just lots of problem tackling. So come on Gurus and...
  • Blog Post: LitDev's "Dynamic Graphics for Game Programming" - Small Basic Featured Article

    This article from litdev is an introduction to graphical game programming using Small Basic. It includes the basics of program design, movement, user interaction with keys and mouse, collision detection and introduces some more advanced ideas at the end. You can read the full article here: Small...
  • Blog Post: Interview with a Small Basic Guru - Steve Todman (litdev)

    We've interviewed litdev once here before. You can find that interview here: LitDev, Scottish MCC & Forum Moderation Ninja (Sinclair Spectrum, Small Basic, Fortran, C++, C#) But I also wanted to highlight an interview from Wiki Ninja, MCC, and T-SQL Guru, Naomi N . You can see the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Small Basic Guru Award Winners! - May, 2014

    The Small Basic Guru Awards celebrate the Small Basic articles on TechNet Wiki, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Getting Started Guide - Featured Article

    New to Small Basic? Check out this Wiki article: Small Basic Getting Started Guide Get up-to-speed quickly and learn the basics of how to program using Small Basic by using the Getting Started Guide. Use the Getting Started Guide online: 01. Introduction | 02. First Program...
  • Blog Post: WhTurner33's Small Basic Hourglass - Featured Program

    In our June Community Challenges: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/bda60a7e-e9f5-4be3-bcac-e81d160b1fc7/challenge-of-the-month-june-2014?forum=smallbasic This was one of our challenges: Solution for Community Suggestions (by ProfessionalOfSmallBasic) . 2. Make an Adjustable...
  • Blog Post: The Small Basic category on TechNet Gallery

    The Small Basic category/tag on TechNet Gallery is growing! You can see the items that have the most downloads here: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/site/search?f%5B0%5D.Type=Tag&f%5B0%5D.Value=Small%20Basic&f%5B0%5D.Text=Small%20Basic&sortBy=Downloads Why Use TechNet...
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