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  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Unique Features of Microsoft Small Basic

    Over on this Wiki page: The Unique Features of the Small Basic Language I added two new Unique Features: Simple Error Line Coordination When you get syntax errors (during Compile), just click the error message to hop up to that line and spot in the code! Fun Turtle Graphics...
  • Blog Post: Bienvenido a Small Basic (es-ES)

    Small Basic es un proyecto que está destinado a traer de vuelta a la "diversión" a la programación. Al proporcionar un lenguaje de programación de pequeño y fácil de aprender en un entorno de desarrollo y acogedor, Small Basic hace que la programación...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru (February 2015) It's time for the TechNet Wiki Small Basic "Great Guru Love"! You too can be loved!

    February at TechNet Wiki usually involves a lot of love... We love to read. We love to learn. We love our gurus, for they love to give. We love to make friends and promote great content. We love to meet the community, and get closer to you. We love to interview...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Monthly Challenges (February 2015) - File Listing, Gravity Missiles, 2048, Icon Editor, MP3 Size Calculator, and Hangman!!!

    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: The History of the Logo Turtle

    Let’s take a look at where the Small Basic Turtle object came from! Turtle graphics were based on turtle robots, which were used in programming. In 1948, Grey Walter created his first robots, named Elmer and Elsie. People often thought his robots looked and moved like tortoises. http:...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards! (December 2014)

    All the votes are in! And below are the results for the Small Basic category of the TechNet Guru Awards, December 2014 !!!! The TechNet Guru Awards celebrate the technical articles on TechNet, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Small Basic Technical Guru - December...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - How to Create For Loops. How to Create For Loops. How to Create For Loops.

    Sometimes you just have to go with the basics! Check out this article here: Small Basic: How to Create For Loops It's short. It's simple. It's straightforward. And hopefully it helps people who are learning! Give it a try and see how clear it is! - Ninja Ed
  • Blog Post: A New Year, a New Opportunity! Become the FIRST Small Basic Guru of 2015!

    Happy New Year! "Guru 2014" is so 'last year'! The real glory is to be the first Guru of 2015! :D The birth of a new year, and a new hero? Or the stamp of authority from long established Guru leaders? The challenge is on, all eyes are watching, anyone could win this month. The prize...
  • Blog Post: The Small Basic Guru Articles submitted for December 2014

    I just want to hop in and show off some of the great Small Basic articles for TechNet Wiki we had this month... Small Basic: Revision Control by Nonki Takahashi How to add background music to a Small Basic game by Pappa Lapub Small Basic: Instructions to Graduate and Debug with Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Featured Article: The Small Basic Environment (IDE)

    Today, I want to highlight an excellent article that starts at the very beginning (a very good place to start). It comes to us from our master Small Basic Wiki author, Nonki Takahashi . You can check out the full article here: The Small Basic Environment (IDE) What is IDE IDE is an abbreviation...
  • 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...
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