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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Try out the New Kinect Extension!

    We're trying out a Kinect Extension! NOTE : This will also work with the Xbox One Kinect Sensor and the Windows adapter. Please give it a try and post your feedback below or in this Small Basic Forum thread . Note : This information is also available in the Coding4Fun blog on Channel 9 here...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards - March 2015

    We had a great month of Small Basic Guru articles for March! Here are our winners... Small Basic Technical Guru - March 2015 Philip Munts Small Basic and the Raspberry Pi Michiel Van Hoorn : "Wonderful idea and good write up. Would be cool so...
  • Blog Post: Attention All Small Basic Gurus! Time to SPRING Into Action!

    We still have 12 days to go in the April Small Basic Guru contest! April fools is out of the way; now let's find an April genius! The name "April" is derived from the Latin verb "aperire", meaning "to open", as it is the season when trees, flowers AND MINDS start to open! And.. I can't wait...
  • Blog Post: Event Basics - Small Basic Featured Article

    Today we're going to look at an incredibly helpful TechNet Wiki article from litdev : Small Basic: Event Basics LitDev takes us through a very thorough look at Events in Small Basic. The article is made up of four sections: What is an Event How Events Work Using a Game Loop ...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic at the April 2015 TEALS Computer Science Field Trip

    I just found our blog post from last year, and it had the same name as this year's blog post: Small Basic at the April 2014 TEALS Computer Science Student Field Trip Great minds think alike... mine and, mine, I guess. Well, at the 2015 TEALS Field Trip: http://www.tealsk12.org/events/y2015...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges - April 2015

    These challenges come from litdev and 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...
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