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  • Blog Post: Small Basic on TechNet Gallery - The Tags are growing! The Tags are growing!

    Today's blog post extends off the topic here: UPDATE: Small Basic on TechNet Gallery Which is a list of what kind of things you can put up on TechNet Garry and what tags we use there. Recently, Nonki added some tags to update our total Small Basic tags on TechNet Gallery. He gave this...
  • Blog Post: Become the August 2015 Small Basic Guru!!! Here's how!

    Just add your TechNet Wiki article to this list: TechNet Guru Contributions - August 2015 One winner in each category will be selected each month for glory and adoration by the MSDN/TechNet Ninjas and community as a whole. This includes a dedicated blog post in the Wiki Ninjas blog, a...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic includes Exponential Notation!!!

    Here's a little-known factoid. This is great for those of you who are power users for Small Basic and using some "big math" in your programs! You can find the latest version of this article on TechNet Wiki: Small Basic : Scientific Notation Let's get started! Scientific notation...
  • Blog Post: What Objects are Missing in Small Basic?

    What Objects are missing in Small Basic? Also, if you could move any object from the LitDev Extension into Small Basic, what would you want to bring over? Please go post your answers and vote for answers in the forum thread: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d0f72d97-b21f...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards: July 2015 Winners - Nonki's Timer wins big time!!!

    Nonki and I battled it out in July on our TechNet Wiki articles (submitted in the TechNet Guru contest), and he beat both of my samples! It's quite a good overview of the Timer object with some fantastic examples and resources! Small Basic Technical Guru - July 2015 ...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges of the Month - August 2015

    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 / partial...
  • Blog Post: Unassigned Variables: X = 0? (Small Basic Featured Thread)

    Small Basic handles unassigned variables as equal to zero. The idea is that variables are always available. Let's look at this thread from the Small Basic Forum: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9aa087df-c0da-418b-95ac-ed399b2fb9e5/initialization-issue SeyfiD started the thread...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Small Basic Guru Awards - June 2015 Winners!!!

    You can find all the TechNet Guru Awards here: The Microsoft TechNet Guru Awards! (June 2015) Let's look at the Small Basic contributions! Small Basic Technical Guru - June 2015 CodingCat Find - Small Basic's Search Feature and its Importance to...
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Small Basic on TechNet Gallery

    The Small Basic category/tag on TechNet Gallery is growing! You'll find more extensions, spreadsheets, and programs! 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...
  • Blog Post: Be Our July Small Basic Guru! Supply a Sizzling "Sunny Season" Scoop!

    Up here in the Northern Hemisphere, things are hotting up! And in TechNet Guru land, hot is cool! So once again, we ask you for your sizzling "Sunny Season" scoop. Your blazing and boiling blurb, and your hot how-to's! Step up Gurus and please provide us some engaging essays and exciting...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - All about the Turtle!

    Enter the Turtle! I love this new Wiki article from Nonki: Small Basic: Turtle Not only does it have code... Turtle . Show ( ) And an image... And a LOT of information about the Turtle object! What really makes it great, is that you'll find these different sections in it...
  • Blog Post: The Hex Colors in Small Basic

    This is a featured TechNet Wiki article from Nonki: Small Basic Getting Started Guide: Appendix B: Colors You can set colors in Small Basic 3 ways: Using pre-defined color names (e.g. GraphicsWindow.BrushColor = "Red" ) Using a Hex value code (e.g. GraphicsWindows.BrushColor = "#FF0000...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards - May 2015 Winners!

    All the votes are in! And below are the results for the Small Basic Guru Awards, May 2015 !!!! See all the TechNet Guru Awards Winners: The Microsoft TechNet Guru Awards! (May 2015) Small Basic Technical Guru - May 2015 Ezra94 Small...
  • Blog Post: A Sandbox file object - Small Basic - Safe file operations for Seamless Sharing

    Sometimes people rant. It's what we do. And sometimes it's awesome! In this particular case, we're going to drill down to a great rant from a community member: Coding Cat Coding Cat is also an Editor/Answerer in the Small Basic Forum. Coding Cat's Bio: I have been working with the PC since...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - How to Remove Goto Statements

    You can argue, why have them in the first place? Well, maybe it's someone else's code, or you were learning with Goto statements, and you want to stop using them now. Or maybe it wasn't too bad, but your program got huge and it's time to get away from spaghetti code. Whatever the reason, you...
  • Blog Post: Dragon Versus Turtle - Small Basic Featured Game by Nonki

    Here is the latest version of the game: HMP803-5 Move mouse to rotate Turtle Click to throw a star targeting Dragon's head You can throw 10 stars at a time This game comes from Small Basic Community Council member, Nonki Takahashi . Website : nonkit.com/en/ ...
  • Blog Post: Be our Small Basic Guru of the month! Let us bestow glory and kudos upon you!

    Small Basic Gurus... we salute you! You're awesome, and we know it! Your knowledge uploads and nifty info nuggets are our life blood at TechNet Wiki. Every awesome article that gets an award is just the start. We are building up the most sensational collection of gifts of knowledge from eminent...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges of the Month - June 2015

    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 Guru Awards - April 2015

    Looks like I was the lone champion for the Small Basic Guru Awards in April: Small Basic Technical Guru - April 2015 Ed Price - MSFT Programming Games with Small Basic: Chapter 6: Tic Tac Toe Program Michiel Van Hoorn : "This is probably one of...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Thar Be Dragons!!!

    Over in the May challenges from LitDev: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/49548117-105e-4f79-b20f-709901f5784e/challenge-of-the-month-may-2015?forum=smallbasic I suggested some dragon games: Community Suggestion (By Ed Price) Write a Dragon Game. It can be any game where...
  • 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: Small Basic Challenges for May 2015 - Puzzles, Money, Capatcha, Files, & Dragons! Oh My!!!

    Thanks to litdev for leading another rousing month of 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 Small Basic. Some will be easy, some will be hard - but they will all make you...
  • Blog Post: RESPONSE REQUEST: Small Basic Gurus Please Connect with Internet of Thinkers (aka TNWiki)

    May the Thoughts be with you! Well, a small (and basic) nod there to Star Wars day, and we turn our thoughts to more the serious matter of ingesting the more valuable brain telemetry from and to our very own Internet of Thinkers! Connect to the real network, the world wide workers! Cut...
  • 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...
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