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  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Program - Swimming Shark

    Here's a program from NaochanON: http://smallbasic.com/program/?NBL543-3 The August challenges included... Draw a shark swimming See all the August challenges here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/686e4fe0-e21f-4171-994e-c4d195793eb9/challenge-of-the-month...
  • Blog Post: How to nominate games to be featured on our blog!!!

    Got a game or program you made with Small Basic that you want us to review for being featured on this blog? Maybe someone else's game or program that you think is great? Check out all our featured programs here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/smallbasic/archive/tags/featured+program/ Post...
  • 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: Batting Practice - Small Basic Featured Program

    Today, I will introduce a game posted on a Small Basic forum thread Nominate games (or other programs) here to get featured on our Blog! (PART 3) . The game is Batting Practice written by Cody_M. He just started learning how to program this year and made a game called Batting Practice ( VNT440...
  • 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: Triangle in Small Basic

    Today I'd like to introduce collected information about triangle in Small Basic. How to Draw a Triangle There was a forum question by CookiesUgh about drawing a triangle. From the question, I wrote a TechNet Wiki article: Small Basic: How to Draw a Triangle Mainly there are three...
  • Blog Post: Docs.com about Small Basic

    Curah! contents have been moved to Docs.com. I once wrote about Curah! . Today, I will write updated curation about Small Basic in Docs.com. Docs.com can contain not only links but also Office documents. Now for Small Basic, following contents can be found in Docs.com. How to get started...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic in Windows 10 Quick Review

    I installed Windows 10 on my Mac mini (with Parallel Desktop 10 for Mac). In Windows 10, I tried to use Small Basic v1.1. Though Title bar became white and new window frame is thin, Small Basic v1.1 runs well in Windows 10. But new browser Microsoft Edge no longer supports Silverlight. So recommended...
  • 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: Small Basic Game Programming - Game Math

    Once I wrote a series of blog posts about game programming in Small Basic. Today, I'd like to add one more post about game math. In this article, I'll talk about following Math operations. Random Number Remainder Trigonometric Functions Math for Kinetics (Dynamics) Math for Collision...
  • 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: Napier's Constant E for Small Basic

    Do you know Napier’s constant e ? The e is also known as the base of the natural logarithm. In the Challenge of the Month – July 2015 , I suggested following challenge: Community Suggestion (By Nonki) Calculate Napier's constant e (the base of the natural logarithm). ...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - About Math.Remainder

    I think you know about Math.Remainder operation of Small Basic. But the detail seems not so popular. Usually, this function is used for natural numbers. But it can be used for such as negative numbers or decimal numbers. Small Basic doesn't have Math.Int operation. But old BASIC and some other...
  • 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: jadamelio’s Small Basic Featured Article - Extensions

    One of the most valuable features of Small Basic is the ability to extend and add features to the language, allowing you design and create beyond the limits of the vanilla options. The LitDev extension is a very popular example, it adds new methods to abstract common procedures as well as implementing...
  • 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: Using Command Line Arguments - Updated

    In this blog, Vijaye Raji wrote about arguments in Small Basic v0.1 (to v0.5). But from v0.6, the interface has been changed. So I will rewrite his article for current version of Small Basic. The Program object in the standard library allows you to work with Command Line Arguments from inside a...
  • Blog Post: jadamelio’s Weekly Article Feature - Optimization

    Whether you are programming a video game, simulation or any other program where time and performance is important, optimizing your code is critical. Since Small Basic(Without the LitDev extension) has only a handful of streamlined tools, optimization is all about knowing the nuances in your code. I introduce...
  • Blog Post: Small Quest Revealed - Small Basic Featured Program

    I introduced this project in a former blog post . Today I will write about the alpha (demo) version of Small Quest - a text base adventure game. This project is run by PhilipRocker and me. Small Quest is a game written in Small Basic. And is developed via CodePlex . The latest version can...
  • 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: jadamelio’s Weekly Program Feature - WireFrame Maze

    Back in 2013, Ed wrote a blog post about Old Basic Coder’s 3D Maze and Ray Caster Maze. These programs inspired the “ Small Basic Community Challenge: Want to turn this 3D Maze into an RPG? ” that resulted in some great discussion and additions to the maze. I’d like to take a...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Encyclopedia

    I think TechNet Wiki is a Small Basic Encyclopedia. In TechNet Wiki, now we have more than 300 articles about Small Basic . Following list contains about Small Basic objects. Title object names are also linked to Small Basic Reference Documents in TechNet Wiki. Array Small Basic الوثائق...
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