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  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Hammer and Nails

    One of the great things about Small Basic is that you have to be imaginative to solve problems, since there is such a small set of commands. This makes it fun to use even when you have quite good programming skills - it is still a challenge to get it to do new things more efficiently. There was a...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - About Monthly Challenges

    This is a few thoughts from writing Small Basic forum monthly challenges for 3 years. Initially they started as weekly challenges, here is the first , which was in response to a discussion topic posted by Kirkkaf. However, the weekly setup was just too fast a turn-over. It was difficult to create...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Database Extension

    Over the years a few people have written simple databases in Small Basic saving data in a text file, then performing sorts or other operations on Small Basic arrays of data. There were a few recent questions on databases and sorting arrays as well as a challenge question on the Small Basic forum....
  • Blog Post: What is your first Small Basic program?

    Following article in Small Basic Forum was written by Zock77 in this February. post your First SB program! I also would like to know your first program. Write about your first Small Basic program into the article above! Following first programs are already listed in the article. TMM460 by Zock77...
  • Blog Post: How Long should I use Small Basic before taking on a Big language?

    There’s always something to think about in the world of Small Basic and one topic likely to emerge is ‘How Long should I use Small Basic before taking on a Big language?’ It’s a subjective topic and certainly depends on the individual’s outlook and objectives. None the...
  • Blog Post: Why do you continue to use Small Basic? - An EPIC ANSWER

    Let's ask that question to our community member, Jibba Jabba . Here's his response: "I think it's important to continually consider the value/usefulness and future of anything that one uses. I don't develop extensions but with a bit of a stretch I suppose I add to the languages ecosystem by...
  • Blog Post: Eora Duck Hunt - Small Basic Featured Game

    New game in Jibba Jabba's words: It only runs locally, NOT in the browser. You can import using id XCC705-1 Or here's the browser link for a quick look, but it won't run in the browser: http://smallbasic.com/program/?XCC705-1 It's called Eora Duck Hunt because that's the Australian Aboriginal...
  • Blog Post: Duck Shoot - Featured Small Basic Challenges

    In the August Challenges ... Game Challenge Write a DuckShoot game. Interface Challenge Write a fancy Game Opening screen for DuckShoot game - see above. We'll start with the opening screens... Nonki Takahashi's opening screen features a moving crosshairs: TLR995 . ...
  • 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: String Searcher - Small Basic Featured Program

    Today's featured program is "Single Character String Searcher" by Jibba Jabba . You'll have to run the program locally for the "Esc" key to work (works fine online up to that point). Import : XMX755 Features : A colourful Interactive Program that searches any String for a given character...
  • Blog Post: What is the Best Programming Language to Learn?

    Today's guest blogger is Jibba Jabba (Rick Murphy)... Jibba Jabba's Profile About Rick Murphy... amateur programmer. Began with Small Basic in Dec 2012. Last job was as a kitchen supervisor for 8 years. Now taking a break. Like cooking, love programming. Rick wrote this great bit about what...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Program Gallery - Listed By Category

    9/3/13 UPDATE : Added Eora Duck Hunt. On 8/31: Starfield Simulator 2 (Graphical). On 7/8: Walking Man (Graphical). On 6/29: Added SBCraft (Games). On 6/12: Added String Searcher. On 5/26: Added Basketball Science, Darts (Games), and Collision Physics (Sciences). On 5/22: Added Chess Board, Go Simulator...
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