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  • Blog Post: Small Basic: Reference Documentation - 21 ARTICLES!!!

    So this is actually more like a TOC of many articles: Small Basic: Reference Documentation Or you can click a Class or Object below to learn more about it! Welcome to the Small Basic Reference Documentation! Click an object to get started... Array Clock Controls Desktop...
  • Blog Post: A Brief History of BASIC

    The BASIC language was developed in the early 1960's at Dartmouth College as a device for teaching programming to “ordinary” people. There is a reason it’s called BASIC: B (Beginner's) A (All-Purpose) S (Symbolic) I (Instruction) C (Code) When time-sharing systems were introduced...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - Grammar Basics

    LitDev and Nonki have been helping us build a strong library of Small Basic content on TechNet Wiki. Please check out this article from litdev : Small Basic: Grammar Basics This article describes the main language elements or 'grammar' used by the Small Basic language and gives some suggestions...
  • Blog Post: The Developer’s Reference Guide to Small Basic - The First 5 Chapters

    So a good Reference Guide is always appreciated! And that's why Phil Conrod was good enough to write one for us and then to allow us to upload the first five chapters! You can find the first five chapters on TechNet Wiki: 1. Introducing Small Basic 2. Overview of Small Basic Programming...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Portal - Featured TechNet Wiki article

    Wiki: Small Basic Portal This article is a portal that categorically lists all the Small Basic articles that are on TechNet Wiki. Please add more Wiki articles about Small Basic here: Wiki: Small Basic Portal Before we unravel this article, did you know that Small Basic is the perfect tool...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - How to Rotate a Shape Not from the Center

    Today's featured article is the Small Basic Guru gold medal winner for October! Small Basic: How to Rotate a Shape Not from the Center By Nonki Takahashi December 8, 2013 This article shows how to rotate a shape not from it's center in Small Basic programming language. Because Shapes.Rotate...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic FAQ - Featured Article

    Find the latest and complete article here: Small Basic FAQ The original content comes from the Small Basic founder, Vijaye. Read these frequently asked questions (FAQ) to learn more about Small Basic and if it's the right program for you! What is Small Basic? Small Basic is a project...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru in August - Nonki's "Small Basic: Parser Generator"

    Congrats to Nonki for winning the Small Basic Guru gold medal for August: Small Basic Technical Guru - August 2013 Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Parser Generator Peter Laker : "There can only be one...!" Ed Price : "Wow. Those diagrams leave me...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - IDE Colors

    I'm featuring an article from Nonki: Small Basic: IDE Colors That was based on this thread from Danair and Nonki: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/52988d5b-dd97-46f4-bedf-4fef24aa7437/small-basic-ide-colors These are text colors and the background color used in Small...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - How to Create an Extension Using VB.NET

    It's time for another guest blogger! This one is from Noah Buscher. Find the latest version of this article on TechNet Wiki: Small Basic: How to Create an Extension Using VB.NET This article is about how to create a simple extension that you can build on for Small Basic (Microsoft). To get started...
  • Blog Post: Graduate to C# from Small Basic - Featured Article

    LitDev wrote this fantastic article about graduating to C# from Small Basic: Small Basic: Graduate to C# Here is an except from that article: Conversion First we create a Small Basic exe and then convert it to a Visual Studio project. Create a Small Basic exe The first thing...
  • Blog Post: Nonki Takahashi's Shapes Editor - Small Basic Guru for July

    Nonki Takahashi is our Small Basic TechNet Guru for July! See the TechNet Guru Contributions for July 2013 . About Nonki : I am an amateur programmer. I used to program with one of BASIC language on an 8-bit micro computer when I was a college student. In 2010, I started to program with Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Overview on TechNet Wiki

    Noah gave a pass on writing up a Small Basic overview article, so I'd like to share it with you: Small Basic It's already been translated into two other languages! Small Basic Table of Contents (links go to the Wiki Article) Extensions Community Let's Start ...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Control Statements (featured article)

    Check out another great article from Nonki: Small Basic: Control Statements Here's an excerpt from it: If statement If statement or If clause is for making conditional branch. If you'd like to show "AM" or "PM" by checking clock, following code and chart are for that. There is another...
  • Blog Post: Get Started with Small Basic - Featured Article

    Get Started with Small Basic Microsoft Small Basic puts the fun back into computer programming. With a friendly development environment that is very easy to master, it eases students of all ages into the world of programming. Read the Small Basic FAQ...
  • Blog Post: Using Small Basic and MSDN (a self-paced Learning & Development Map)

    Today's guest blogger is Jibba Jabba . Read his full article here... Development Map for Becoming a Good Programmer Using Small Basic and MSDN The following is an example of a self-paced Learning & Development Map using some free and available resources (listed below). It’s not intended...
  • Blog Post: Featured Article - Developer Roadmap for Using Small Basic

    Today's featured article comes from Jibba Jabba ... Development Map for Becoming a Good Programmer Using Small Basic and MSDN Jibba Jabba is Rick Murphy - He began with Small Basic in Dec 2012. Here is an except from the article: Maintaining your enthusiasm Learning requires...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru - How to Make a Turtle Maze Game

    Nonki Takahashi is our Small Basic TechNet Guru for June! See the TechNet Guru Contributions for June 2013 . About Nonki : I am an amateur programmer. I used to program with one of BASIC language on an 8-bit micro computer when I was a college student. In 2010, I started to program with Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic: Stack Basics - Featured Article

    I'd like to introduce you to LitDev 's article here: Small Basic: Stack Basics Here is an excerpt: What is a Stack A stack is an ordered list where entries are added (pushed) and retrieved (popped) in a last-in first-out order. The name stack come from the fact that it is like a stack...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic: How to Convert Multi-Line Text into an Array of Lines - Featured Article

    Today's featured TechNet Wiki article is from Nonki Takahashi : Small Basic: How to Convert Multi-Line Text into Array of Lines Small Basic can get multi-line text into a variable from multi-line input text box with Controls.GetTextBoxText() or from text file with File.ReadContents(). The following...
  • Blog Post: Programming Tips - Small Basic Featured Article

    LitDev strikes again with another fantastic article on TechNet Wiki: Small Basic: Programming Tips This article covers the basic ideas of structured programming, or some tips for writing better programs in Small Basic. 'Better' is subjective and people do prefer different styles, but there...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic: Text Basics - Featured Article

    Today's featured TechNet Wiki article comes from LitDev... Find the latest and complete version of this article here, on TechNet Wiki: Small Basic: Text Basics This article covers the basics of text manipulation in Small Basic using the Text object. Introduction Text is a series of...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Curriculum

    Learn all about Small Basic by using the curriculum. With the curriculum, you can lean Small Basic with separate lessons - just like you would in a classroom. You can download the curriculum, which includes PowerPoint decks to teach from. As a teacher or as a student learning Small Basic on your own...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Code Block Generator: How to format a Code Block

    Today's guest blogger is Nonki Takahashi . You can find the latest version of this article here on TechNet Wiki . This article is especially for the Small Basic article writer on TechNet Wiki. It explains the Code Block Generator v1.3 . There is a menu icon of [Format Code Block] to generate...
  • Blog Post: Featured Article - Small Basic: How to Create an Extension Using C#

    Liam McSherry won our TechNet Wiki contest ! Here is a sample of the winning article... Introduction Microsoft Small Basic, while a good language for a beginner, is rather limited once you really get into programming. If you feel you're rather advanced with Small Basic, but you also feel that...
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