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  • 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: The Microsoft Small Basic Guru Award Winners (November 2014)

    Nonki and I battled it out last month in the Small Basic Guru Awards! Here are the results... Small Basic Technical Guru - November 2014 Ed Price - MSFT Small Basic Student Testimonies RZ : "WOW! This is fantastic list. It's very encouraging...
  • Blog Post: Do you want to be a Small Basic Community Leader???

    If not, then why did you click this???? Go away!!!! If so, then keep reading! If you have 100 Forum Answers and 1,000 Recognition Points, then you qualify to become an Answerer in the Small Basic Forum! Just post in this thread , and I'll make you an Answerer! (However, if you don't help us propose...
  • Blog Post: Calling All Wise Men! Small Basic Gurus Needed! Give an amazing GIFT!

    Calling all wise men! AND WISE WOMEN!!! Join us and rejoice! The time for giving is upon us again! A time for family (community) and gifts of knowledge! Why not wrap up a little something extra special this year. After all, tis the season to be generous! Remember the reason for the...
  • Blog Post: Polyline Editor from Nonki - Small Basic Featured Program

    Here are some great Polyline Editor programs from Nonki Takahashi : This is his first step for community suggestions 2 by Nonki: CBF139 . This is his second step for community suggestion 2 by Nonki: CBF139-0 . [Open] and [Save] are not supported yet. He decided to make the file...
  • Blog Post: Yo-Yo Simulations - Small Basic Featured Programs

    In the November 2014 challenges ... LitDev included this Physics challenge: Physics Challenge Write a program to model the movement of a yo-yo. Try to get the rotation consistent with the up and down movement, and perhaps even add the jerk required when the yo-yo is fuly extended to keep...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru - October Winner!!!

    Find all the October TechNet Gurus here: The Microsoft TechNet Guru Awards! (October 2014) Congrats to Nonki for a fantastic showing in October! Small Basic Technical Guru - October 2014 Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Rotation Centers for...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Text RPG - Conquer the Underworld!

    Check out this funny text-based RPG from Dinomite07 : BDB469 - Text Based RPG You're going to have to take out some zombies. I think we should do an RPG for a future Small Basic Challenge. - Ninja Ed
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - 3 Simple Games

    Here are 3 text games from Dinomite07 . These were school assignments! XMC288 - BlackJack SBN038 - Rock Paper Scissors LGB100 - Guessing Game Good examples of basic text games you can make with Small Basic! Enjoy! - Ninja Ed
  • Blog Post: Calling all Small Basic fans! Your chance to win love and glory! Be our November TechNet Guru!

    November has been designated National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month . But we don't want that! We want a professional wiki article! TechNet Wiki provides anyone the chance to contribute Microsoft technology related content to the community! And we'll love it, and tweak it...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic for Kids - Featured Small Basic Book! - Ages 10-12

    We're featuring another Small Basic book from Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee! Learn more about the book here . ​​ SMALL BASIC FOR KIDS ​ In the 1980's, there was a series of books aimed at teaching kids how to use the Basic programming language. Titles like "Kids and the Apple II", "Kids and the...
  • 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...
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